NSCC & UT Partner to Train Jeep Workers

More than 2,000 Jeep workers are gearing up to start production of the Wrangler at the company’s Toledo plant. Part of that preparation took place away from the plant, at UT’s Scott Park Campus. Northwest State Community College and the University of Toledo partnered to deliver workforce development training for the workers, covering everything from safety to team building. See more from Toledo 11’s new story.

The Hybrid Model: Helping Companies Succeed

Northwest State is uniquely positioned to provide workforce development solutions to businesses throughout the region through degree and certificate programs, specialized courses and custom training opportunities. One such company is Braun Industries in Van Wert, a leading ambulance manufacturer with a strong commitment to quality. Learn more about how Northwest State not only helps train today’s workforce, but also inspires innovation across industries.

Find out more about hybrid training programs.

Archbold Cyber Security Forum: June 22, 2017

How secure are your industrial operations? The Advanced Manufacturing Consortium and Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership are hosting a free workshop to highlight cyber security challenges. This seminar will give you a better understanding of the variety of cyber security threats, a review of case studies in the manufacturing industry, and how to respond to a cyber‐attack.

  • Where: Northwest State Community College, Room C200
  • When: June 21, 7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Who should attend? IT and automation managers, controls engineers, maintenance managers and anyone else responsible for securing network information
  • Find out more
  • To register, call Tori Wolf at 419.267.1219 or email twolf@NorthwestState.edu

Toledo Cyber Security Forum: June 21, 2017

Regardless of the type of business you operate, if you work online you are at risk. Cyber security is not just a technology-based issue. Organizations must incorporate cyber security best practices into their day-to-day operations. They must also be prepared to respond to a cyber attack.

This forum brings together a team of experts to provide valuable information and takeaways that can be implemented within your company or organization. The forum will focus on three session topics: risk management, culture management and forming an incident response team

Workforce Summit Held at NSCC

“Preparing for Challenges in the Workforce” summit was held at Northwest State Community College Tuesday, Feb. 7. Representatives from education, business and government met to hear about the current issues and initiatives that are being developed in the region and throughout the state to keep Ohio moving forward in workforce development to meet employer needs.

Discussing the future of education and workforce training for Ohio are: Gary Cates, senior vice chancellor for the Ohio Department of Education; Dr. John Richard, deputy state superintendent of public instruction; Jim Hoops, associate vice president for strategic initiatives at NSCC; State Representative Craid Riedel; and Ryan Burgess, governor's office of workforce transformation.

Discussing the future of education and workforce training for Ohio are: Gary Cates, senior vice chancellor for the Ohio Department of Education; Dr. John Richard, deputy state superintendent of public instruction; Jim Hoops, associate vice president for strategic initiatives at NSCC; State Representative Craid Riedel; and Ryan Burgess, governor’s office of workforce transformation.

NSCC Receives Grant to Expand Workforce Training

Northwest State Community College was awarded a $607,400 Innovation Grant from the State of Ohio to support expansion of workforce development training at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (ATMC) located on the Scott Park Campus of the University of Toledo. This grant supports a partnership to grow short-term training certificate opportunities for the region in partnership with Terra State Community College.

Custom Training Solutions (CTS), a division of Northwest State, has been providing workforce development training at Scott Park for over eight years and on the Northwest State  Archbold campus for over 15 years. Over the past two years, Northwest State and Terra State have joined forces to expand training options for high-demand manufacturing and information technology based jobs in the region. The goal of this partnership is to get more workers trained and employed quickly to support the large demand for skilled workers throughout northwest Ohio. Through shared curriculum, instructors and the ability to develop new programs, the colleges are able to keep training both affordable and relevant to the needs of area employers and support the success of the student.

“There are not enough people being trained in skilled manufacturing and information technology based jobs to fill the void being left by retirements and growth being seen in many industries. This shortage is having a significant impact on the entire region and the state of Ohio,” stated Northwest State President Tom Stuckey. “We are not just training unemployed workers, we are providing training opportunities to individuals looking for a career change and those who need to grow their skills to move to a better job with a current employer.”

The shortage of skilled labor is increasing each year as the large baby boomer generation is retiring in what some experts refer to as the “silver tsunami.” Industries throughout northwest Ohio report an expectation of losing up to 40 percent of their skilled workforce over the next ten years to retirement. With an aging population and decline in high school age students, northwest Ohio employers are finding it difficult to hire workers prepared for the skilled jobs available. This shortage is impacting expansion and attraction of new businesses.

Programs available through the ATMC at Scott Park include: information technology specialist, industrial automation, robotics integrated manufacturing and truck driving CDL. There also is a wide range of workforce training programs available through Northwest State on the Archbold Campus. For more information call 419.267.1493 or visit www.trainwithcts.com.

Discover NSCC Day: Nov. 5, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016
10 a.m.-Noondiscovernscc

Join us for a morning filled with hands-on activities the entire family will enjoy!

  • Become captivated by the science of 3-D printing, examine an electric vehicle and bring chemistry to life.
  • Test specimens in the medical assisting lab, explore the in-demand field of respiratory care, investigate a mock crime scene and visit our education students at the children’s reading corner.
  • Picture yourself in scrubs as you observe high-tech simulations in our state-of-the-art nursing lab.
  • Put your leadership skills to the test in our team-building and problem solving challenges.
  • Control a robot and try out the technology that makes manufacturing tick.
  • Learn more about financial aid opportunities and be one of the first to apply for NSCC scholarships. Complete an application at the event and be entered for a chance to win one of two $500 scholarships!

2016 Manufacturing Day

What an amazing day! More than 300 students from 18 schools visited with nearly 30 employers at NSCC. Why? To explore twenty-first century manufacturing. The event was held as part of Manufacturing Day and was a collaborative effort by local economic development offices, the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Northwest State.