March 2019 Business Connection

Business Connection

The official newsletter of Clark State's Workforce and Business Solutions.
March 2019 | 937.328.6063

Problem Solving for Teams
LEAN Six Sigma- Yellow Belt

Problem Solving for Team Members | May 21, 2019

There are several open seats remaining for this class! These certifications are designed for all employees who want to learn, and supervisors who want to lead, the 5 step Lean Six Sigma Problem Solving Process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control).

To learn more and register for Yellow Belt

Clark State Unveils New 5 Axis Machine

Clark State, in collaboration with FASTLANE, invested in a 5-axis CNC machine in order to meet local workforce needs.  Nora Hatem, associate professor and program coordinator for Clark State's industrial and engineering programs, said Clark State understands the needs of its employer partners and made the investment to help them develop the workforce of tomorrow

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Feeling the Effects of a Tight Labor Force

The Springfield area feels the effects of a tight labor force more deeply than other communities across the country, but area leaders said the tide is turning in Clark and Champaign counties.

Across the nation a healthy economy with more jobs but low unemployment is creating major workforce concerns, especially in health care and manufacturing, two industries vital to the area's prosperity. Clark County's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in December and Champaign's was 4.1 percent, both hovering around the state rate of 4.6 percent, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

For more on the Springfield News Sun article click here

Nurse Aide Instructors
RN's and LPN's needed to teach to teach Nurse Aide Training classes. Clark State will provide training to the right candidates. Must have 2 years Long Term Care Experience.

If interested, please contact Angela Reese RN, BS at //This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2019 Ohio Manufacturing Survey Results Roll Out Event
FASTLANE Partner Spotlight

March 26, 2019 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
$10 per person, breakfast included. 

More than 500 manufacturers around the region voiced their thoughts on the issues that matter most to manufacturing business.

Listen as we present what was said about the 2018 results and 2019 goals, including: 

What technologies are Ohio manufacturers using in their plants?
What new opportunities emerged in 2018?
What challenges are manufacturing executives anticipating for 2019?
What resources are they using to build an engaged workforce?

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