Raise the Bar
Gainful employment correlates with financial stability and economic growth. Therefore, we want the local workforce of today and the future to possess soft and technical skills. We also want Findlay-Hancock County’s employers to be adequately staffed with well-skilled, productive associates. To create a win-win solution for all, Raise the Bar focuses its strategies on equipping emerging associates and boosting current employees. To learn more about Raise the Bar, visit their website.
Center for Advanced Manufacturing
The Center for Advanced Manufacturing is a workforce and education collaboration between Bowling Green State University, the University of Findlay, and Owens Community College. The Center works with area employers to identify and anticipate immediate, mid-term, and long-term needs in workforce training, talent development, innovation, automation, systems integration, and supply chain management. In addition, the Center serves as a centralized resource where the business community can bring specific workforce needs for customized training solutions.
K-12 and Higher Education
Hancock County is serviced by several local school districts, with the majority of K-12 students attending Findlay City Schools, Liberty-Benton Local Schools, and Van Buren Local Schools. All of our local school districts place a high priority on developing young people with the skills and attitudes that today’s successful companies require.
The region also has a number of 2-year and 4-year colleges and institutions including the University of Findlay and Owens Community College’s (OCC) Findlay campus.
OCC and the high school-level Millstream Career Center also provide career-focused education in high-demand areas such as welding, engineering, computer-aided design, automation control, fluid power hydraulics, and office administration — ensuring that local business has a steady pool of educated and trained employees.