Board of Trustees Learn About Job & Family Services Partnership

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, April 27, 2018. As part of the meeting, the Board welcomed members from the state Attorney General’s office, and received a recap about the recent All-Ohio Academic Team accomplishments and lunch ceremony in Columbus.

Pictured from left to right: Dave Wigent, director of Job & Family Services-Wood County; Jim Drewes, Custom Training Solutions, a division of NSCC; Pete Prichard, JFS director at Northwest State; and Wade Gottschalk, executive director of Wood County Economic Development.

Pictured from left to right: Dave Wigent, director of Job & Family Services-Wood County; Jim Drewes, Custom Training Solutions, a division of NSCC; Pete Prichard, JFS director at Northwest State; and Wade Gottschalk, executive director of Wood County Economic Development.

The Board also heard a presentation about a new partnership program between Job and Family Services (JFS) and Custom Training Solutions (CTS), a division of Northwest State. The program is designed to assist individuals aged 14-24 who need jobs and use county services. It provides innovative training and increases opportunities for career pathways that offer family-sustaining wages. JFS offices in Auglaize, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, Williams and Wood Counties in Ohio are already on board, with others possibly joining the group soon. CTS provides classroom and lab education and training opportunities on-site; at the Archbold, Toledo and Van Wert locations; and online to suit business’ needs.

In other Board action:

  • Approved the employment of Michael Leonard as department chair of agricultural studies, Paul Ernest as training coordinator of advanced manufacturing, Pete Prichard as director-JFS workforce opportunities, Andrea Morrow as training coordinator-JFS workforce opportunities, Alexsandra Mangotic as division secretary-admissions & marketing, and Michael Brown as custodian
  • Approved the promotions of Megan Batt to executive administrative assistant, Melissa Vine to payroll accountant, and Makenzie Warncke to counselor-financial aid
  • Approved miscellaneous employment contracts, transfers, resignations and a termination
  • Approved the updated financial report, as well as a miscellaneous gift to the College
  • Approved a resolution on banking authority for business office transactions and automated clearing house transactions
  • Appointed authorization to the president and chief fiscal & administrative officer to accept a bid and award contracts for an upcoming campus-wide access control project