Picture: Beth Hannam, left, Sandusky County Economic Development Corp. director, and Heather Hovatter, U.S. Bank Potter Village branch manager.
By ANDREA GIBSON
Sandusky County Economic Development Corp.
Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation a non-profit organization that focuses on workforce development, business retention and expansion, and business recruitment for Sandusky County, has received a $5,000 U.S. Bank Foundation Grant for the THINK Sandusky County workforce development initiatives.
THINK Sandusky County is an ongoing initiative of the SCEDC to overcome barriers to employment and address gaps in Sandusky County’s workforce pipeline by programs and different outreach efforts. THINK Sandusky County is vital to attracting companies to Sandusky County because we are creating a pool of workforce by creating programs for the younger generation. To stay competitive, current Sandusky county companies look to the SCEDC to help with building the counties workforce as well through the THINK Sandusky County programs.
The SCEDC’s THINK Sandusky County programs consist of the THINK Manufacturing Career Showcase for Sandusky County 9th grade students, THINK Sandusky County High School Senior Job Fair, and marketing efforts to the participants, as well as, their guardians. This grant will also help cover costs of future initiatives including bus tours for local high school administration along with their teachers and coaches of influence.
To learn more about the SCEDC’s THINK Sandusky County programs please visit sanduskycountyedc.org or contact SCEDC Executive Director Beth Hannam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Gibson is communications administrator for SCEDC, 2511 Countryside Dr., Suite C, Fremont, 419-332-2882, email@example.com.