Local Government Efficiency Program

Public sector employees who are interested in innovating, providing better service and saving money may qualify for free training and grants designed to help them do just that. The Local Government Efficiency Program, sponsored by the Ohio Development Services Agency, includes:

  • LeanOhio Boot Camp: free, one-week lean training session created specifically for public employees
  • Grant program: those who complete the boot camp are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $100,000 for a lean project at their workplace

Northwest State is the only certified training provider in northwest Ohio for LeanOhio Boot Camp. Sessions will be offered in both Archbold and Toledo through Custom Training Solutions, the workforce development division of NSCC. Other class locations are available upon request. Click here to find out more about training scholarships, grants and for frequently asked questions.

Student & Alumni Picnic

All students and alumni are invited to bring their families and join us for free food and fun on Wednesday, August 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Take a tour, enjoy inflatable games, spin the wheel for prizes and more. Make plans to attend and help us start off the fall semester on a great note. Activities will take place in the Atrium. We hope to see you there!

Whitehouse PD Donates Police Car

Cadets in the NSCC Law Enforcement Academy will have more opportunities to practice their driving techniques, search & seizure skills and more thanks to the Whitehouse Police Department. The department recently donated a patrol car to NSCC.

Pictured are David Mack, academy commander (left) and Mark McDonough, police chief (right).

Pictured are David Mack, academy commander (left) and Mark McDonough, police chief (right).

“This donation will make a big impact on students in the academy. In the past, cadets had access to police vehicles but only for limited amounts of time,” said David Mack, academy commander at NSCC. “Having a police vehicle permanently on site will give the students more opportunities to train for stops and approaches, search and seizures, patrol and traffic enforcement, and driving techniques. That means students will be better prepared when they graduate and enter the workforce.”

Mack worked with Mark McDonough, chief of the Whitehouse Police Department to secure the donation. “The academy has a strong history of partnering with local law enforcement agencies to enhance student training. That support is critical to the success of our students,” said Lori Robison, dean of Allied Health & Public Services at NSCC. “We appreciate all of Chief McDonough’s efforts and the Whitehouse Police Department’s commitment to helping educate the next generation of law enforcement professionals.”

Paraprofessional Education Cohort Program

Are you employed as a teacher aide, classroom aide or instructional assistant? Consider broadening your skills and increasing your career opportunities through Northwest State’s paraprofessional education program. NSCC’s new cohort program consists of evening and online classes, making it ideal for working professionals who want to earn an associate degree.

As an added benefit, you may qualify for free training (tuition and fees) through a grant made possible by the Ohio Department of Education. Learn more about the cohort program and complete an application today. The application deadline has been extended to July 11, 2014. Letters of reference and transcripts may be brought to the scheduled interview, after submission of your application.

For more information, call 419.267.1345 or email bbartley@NorthwestState.edu.

Summer Open House

Opportunities are waiting for you at Northwest State! Mark your calendar to attend the Summer Open House on Wednesday, July 9 from 2-4 p.m. You can learn more about:

  • Degree and certificate programs
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Student support services
  • How to get started

While you’re on campus, fill out a FREE application, take a tour and find out how Northwest State offers everything you need to succeed.