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Kent East Liverpool Taking Applications for Physical Therapy Program

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Kent State East Liverpool is accepting applications for its associate-level program in physical therapy assistant technology through April 1.  The program provides the base of knowledge and skills needed to become licensed as a physical therapy assistant.  The curriculum includes lecture, lab, seminar and practicum courses. It requires students to be […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Kent State East Liverpool is accepting applications for its associate-level program in physical therapy assistant technology through April 1.  The program provides the base of knowledge and skills needed to become licensed as a physical therapy assistant.  The curriculum includes lecture, lab, seminar and practicum courses....

Goodwill Programs Break Down Employment Barriers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Besides technology and some cultural trends, little has changed in the two decades Robert Mitchell has been helping people obtain the necessary skills for employment. Mitchell, workforce development and community engagement coordinator for Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, says overcoming social and economic hardships continue to be employment barriers. Throughout his 21 years […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Besides technology and some cultural trends, little has changed in the two decades Robert Mitchell has been helping people obtain the necessary skills for employment. Mitchell, workforce development and community engagement coordinator for Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, says overcoming social and economic hardships continue to be employment...

Youngstown Goodwill Hosts Career Fair Jan. 24

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, in partnership with Buckeye Health Plan, is hosting a career fair Jan. 24. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Goodwill’s main office at 2747 Belmont Ave. Job seekers will have an opportunity to speak with area employers recruiting for available jobs, including Buckeye […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, in partnership with Buckeye Health Plan, is hosting a career fair Jan. 24. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Goodwill's main office at 2747 Belmont Ave. Job seekers will have an opportunity to speak with area employers recruiting...

MVMC, Career Center Offer Training in Robotics, Automation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — New education courses will gives area manufacturers an opportunity to get new and existing workers trained to fill in-demand automation and robotics jobs. In talking with manufacturers, the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition has identified a growing trend toward automation as the labor market tightens, says its executive director, Jessica Borza. Employers are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- New education courses will gives area manufacturers an opportunity to get new and existing workers trained to fill in-demand automation and robotics jobs. In talking with manufacturers, the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition has identified a growing trend toward automation as the labor market tightens, says its executive...

YWCA Workshops Aim to Improve Job Skills

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through Jan. 24, YWCA Mahoning Valley is helping job seekers navigate their careers with workshops, which will focus on job retention, stability and financial literacy.  Workshops will take place Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m at the organization’s headquarters, 25. W. Rayen Ave. in Youngstown. Job seekers will work […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through Jan. 24, YWCA Mahoning Valley is helping job seekers navigate their careers with workshops, which will focus on job retention, stability and financial literacy.  Workshops will take place Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m at the organization’s headquarters, 25. W. Rayen Ave. in...

Youngstown Creative Collective Aids Entrepreneurs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Joncquil Hope minces no words about the difficulty in raising awareness and drumming up support for small businesses in the inner city. The founder of Hope Community Services in Youngstown says the problem is a systemic one derived from a history of having an “every man for himself” mindset among some black […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Joncquil Hope minces no words about the difficulty in raising awareness and drumming up support for small businesses in the inner city. The founder of Hope Community Services in Youngstown says the problem is a systemic one derived from a history of having an “every man for...

YSU Works with Employers, Students to Keep Talent Here

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Regional employers might want to rethink traditional benefits packages to attract and retain young talent, say two career-services specialists. Besides salary and health care, providing vacation time during the first year of employment is an attractive recruitment tool, says Christina O’Connell, director of the Center for Career Management for the Williamson College […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Regional employers might want to rethink traditional benefits packages to attract and retain young talent, say two career-services specialists. Besides salary and health care, providing vacation time during the first year of employment is an attractive recruitment tool, says Christina O’Connell, director of the Center for Career...

County ESCs Connect Schools with Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Traditionally, educational service centers provide school districts with professional-development or administrative services. But now ESCs have another role to fill as conduits between school districts and area employers in need of skilled workers. In 2017, Ohio required all ESCs to have a business-advisory council to facilitate cooperation among schools, businesses and communities. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Traditionally, educational service centers provide school districts with professional-development or administrative services. But now ESCs have another role to fill as conduits between school districts and area employers in need of skilled workers. In 2017, Ohio required all ESCs to have a business-advisory council to facilitate cooperation...

EGCC Helps Fill Demand for Truck Drivers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Lisa Maiden’s life has not been easy. She’s survived breast cancer. She’s buried two children. She’s rearing her grandson.  She’s 54 years old and doing something she’s always wanted to do: get her commercial driver’s license. And when her grandson graduates from Struthers High School next spring, she’s hitting the open road […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Lisa Maiden’s life has not been easy. She’s survived breast cancer. She’s buried two children. She’s rearing her grandson.  She’s 54 years old and doing something she’s always wanted to do: get her commercial driver’s license. And when her grandson graduates from Struthers High School next spring,...

Johnson Praises Goodwill Workforce Training Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN – During a tour Monday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6, praised Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries for its workforce development initiatives, including its Mobile Technical and Instruction Vehicle As Johnson toured Goodwill’s store and offices located on Belmont Avenue, he learned about the organization’s information technology certificate program and digital education efforts at the […]

YOUNGSTOWN – During a tour Monday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6, praised Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries for its workforce development initiatives, including its Mobile Technical and Instruction Vehicle As Johnson toured Goodwill’s store and offices located on Belmont Avenue, he learned about the organization’s information technology certificate program and...