NCWA 2019 Workforce Summit a Success

Nearly 100 people met at the John C. Myer Convocation Center at Ashland University on October 30th for the annual summit. Attendees listened to speakers discuss their solutions to the limited workforce challenges throughout the region. Kristi Clouse, Executive Director of Operations, Jobs Ohio shared with the crowd more detail about the structure of Jobs […]

2 Be Connected

This teacher event will be held on July 30 and 31, 2019. The purpose of the event was to have the educational participants visit area businesses and tour their facilities and learn firsthand what businesses are looking for from a potential employee. Ashland area teachers will have the opportunity to participate in this 2-day event. […]

Girls with Goggles

The second annual Girls with Goggles event was held on October 12th, 2018 at the Ashland County West Holmes Career Center. There were over 300 sixth grade girls attending along with instructors from the career center, local businesses and visitors. This program gives students the opportunity to learn more about the Trades and non-traditional careers. […]

NCWA 2018 Summit

The event will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Ashland University Convocation Center from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Montez King, Executive Director, NIMS. Montez King is the Executive Director of The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), developing national standards and competency-based credentials in manufacturing trades. […]

Women In Hard Hats

The Women In Hard Hats program was held on March 26th, 2018 at the Ohio Department of Transportation District 3 location in Ashland. There were 13 students participating from Ashland area schools. The purpose of this program was a day long career education event that highlights women in “non-traditional” career opportunities in the workplace. I.E. […]

Girls with Goggles

The event was held on October 27th, 2017 at the Ashland County West Holmes Career Center. There were over 300 sixth grade girls attending along with instructors from the career center, local businesses and visitors. The purpose of this program for the students is to learn more about non-traditional careers. Animal veterinary science, auto tech, […]

Teachers Boot Camp

The Teachers Boot Camp event was held on August 1st and 2nd, 2017 with a ceremonial dinner on August 8th. At this dinner, certificates were given to each participant along with a $250 stipend to be used in their classroom to help prepare students for the workplace. There were 15 area high school administrators and […]

Career Fair

Both high school and adult education students at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center had the opportunity to meet over sixty businesses, organizations, and staffing agencies at a Career Fair held at the Career Center on Jan. 30th. Prior to the Career Fair’s opening, exhibitors were led by students on a tour of the school and […]