Employers: Training Resources Now Available

Attention employers:  How would you like to reduce turnover, improve retention, increase productivity, make better promotion decisions, reduce on-the-job training time, improve workplace safety and improve product quality? Implementing nationally recognized credentials into your hiring and training practices will help you achieve those goals, and there are funds available through the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative to…

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IMPAQ Survey Responses Still Needed

The third-party evaluator for the Pathways to Competitiveness program, IMPAQ International, LLC, recently sent out a Manufacturing Employer Survey to manufacturers in the five-county Oh-Penn region. This survey focuses on employment and training issues as they relate to the regional manufacturing sector. The survey can be completed by paper or online using the website link…

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Amercian Society for Quality Credentials

ASQ joins 13 other leading organizations representing multiple industry sectors offering skills certification programs. ASQ is the only organization in the partnership that deals specifically in the quality field, providing training and certifications directly related to quality. Since 1968, more than 170,000 individuals worldwide have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ…

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Training Provider of the Month: Lawrence Co. Career and Technical Center

Lawrence County Career and Technical Center provides training and education for any interested student in Lawrence County, grades 10-12. One of the most popular fields, Machine Tool Technology accounts for almost 20% of the County’s employment in various locations. LCCTC’s Machine Tool Technology shop prepares the students to be confident, capable and employable machinists.  …

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YSU Receives Federal Grant for STEM College

Congratulations to Youngstown State University who recently received a $470,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for materials and engineering science research. The money will be used to purchase two high-end, X-ray diffractometers, equipment that will allow students enrolled in the university’s STEM college to examine crystal and powder molecules at an atomic level. The…

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AWS Qualified Welders Complete Program

Through West Central Job Partnership and the Pennsylvania CareerLinks® in Lawrence and Mercer County sponsored two cohorts of students for a short-term welding program.  A 300 hour program was conducted through the Lawrence County Career & Technical Center from 6/10/13-10/24/13, as well as a 400 hour program through Laurel Technical Institute from 5/29/13-9/20/13.   In…

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