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For Your Business to Succeed,
You Need Qualified and Dedicated Employees.

Join Us As We Find Ways to Meet This Challenge!


  • 2022 Spring Luncheon Registration Open
    What’s School Got To Do With It? State of the Schools: How is education preparing our students for the workforce? Join us to hear from education leaders from Ashland University, OSU/ATI, Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, Ashland City Schools, and Orrville Local Schools. April 27, 2022 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pmAshland University, Upper ConvoNCWA Member: $15 | Non-member: $20 REGISTER HERE
  • NCWA Annual Summit 2021
    North Central Workforce Alliance of Ohio and Grow Ashland hosted the NCWA Annual Summit. More than 150 people gathered at Water’s Edge Event Center on October 27, 2021 to hear Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Zane Gross of Wenco Wendy’s speak about the current labor shortage. NCWA President Joe Reep moderated a panel of local business leaders including Andy Fox, Kokosing, Pete Kandis, Aultman Orrville Hospital, and Ben Uselton, BCU Electric to hear how they are addressing their labor challenges. Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center (ACWHCC) sophomores Miranda Stroh and Shea Lawson shared their experience as 6th graders when they …



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A message to parents, educators and guidance counselors about real careers in construction. Help us spread the word to your students! See more at byf.org.




The North Central Workforce Alliance of Ohio (NCWA) is a business-driven partnership consisting of employers from North Central Ohio whose focus is to share resources and ideas to solve common problems in attracting, training, and retaining the qualified and dedicated employees needed to grow area businesses.



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