Workforce development programs gets funding boost
By ANDREA GIBSON, SCEDC
Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation has received program funding through United Way of Sandusky County in the amount of $9,845.03 for THINK Workforce Development programming.
“The United Way of Sandusky County is focused on creating lasting change for a better future for the youth in SandSusky County” said Abby Aldrich, executive director of United Way of Sandusky County. “Our partnership with SCEDC and the THINK Workforce Development programs is making a real difference in the lives of students’ right here in Sandusky County.”
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 to reach 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 is taking a multipronged approach to workforce development that educates both students and school personnel on job opportunities and career pathways available in Sandusky County. The SCEDC’s THINK Sandusky County workforce development programs consist of the THINK Manufacturing Career Showcase for Sandusky County 9th grade students, THINK Sandusky County High School Junior and Senior Job Fair, the THINK Sandusky County Bus Tour and the Sandusky County Teacher Manufacturing Bootcamp.
“I want to thank Abby and the United Way of Sandusky County board for their support and seeing value in our THINK Sandusky County workforce development programs” said Beth Hannam, executive director of the SCEDC. “We are looking forward to continued partnership with United Way”.