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Dislocated workers in Northwest Ohio seeking opportunities to learn new job skills can find help through the Constructing Futures program administered by the Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center (NOCEC).

The program is open to any adult and/or dislocated worker, especially women and minorities. It requires participation in one of four training sessions which will be held five hours per day for 12 weeks. Some of the trainings will be in Toledo while others will be at other locations in the area.

The training consists of OSHA and Safety training, employer expectations, ABLE/GED preparation, environmental 101, CPR/First Aid, work ethic, basic education skills, communication, leadership, Labor 101, math for the trades, critical thinking skills, life skills, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship, computer fundamentals, problem-solving, financial literacy, job-shadowing, job-readiness skills, and mentoring/tutoring.

NOCEC will work with Penta Career Center, Four-County Career Center, Alliance of Construction Professionals, Area 9 Lucas County Workforce Investment Board, and WSOS Community Action Commission to conduct the trainings and provide other services.

Several unions, including Insulators Local 45, Bricklayers/Tile Setters Local 3, Cement Masons Local 886, Glaziers Local 948, Painters Local 7, Roofers Local 134 and Plasterers Local 886, will provide the apprenticeships.

Once participants complete the pre-apprenticeship program, they can apply to registered apprenticeship programs. If no programs are accepting new apprentices, WSOS staff will assist in job placement activities until there are openings in the registered apprenticeship programs.

For more information, call Karey at 419-578-1802 or Jermain at 419-578-1809.





The new Skilled Trades Center at Terra Community College is nearly under roof. The $3.5 million
building is expected to open for classes in the fall. It will house labs for HVAC, welding, power
technologies and truck driving. Telamon Construction of Sandusky is the general contractor on
the project. (Photo courtesy of Terra Community College)


A recent story in The Press detailed a school-wide fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society held at Allen Elementary School in Genoa. When the counting was completed, the total amount collected was a whopping $12,242.30. The top collectors included Katie Gruic ($1,000), Hunter Simmons ($700), Brody Helle  ($606.88), Caleb Jerew ($475) and Doug Bergman ($450). The students were treated to a limo ride and lunch with Assistant Principal Cari Buehler (pictured) Feb. 18 at Rayz Café in Genoa.


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