November 2020 Business Connection

Business Connection
November 2020 

The official newsletter of Clark State's Workforce and Business Solutions. 

Clark State Community College to become Clark State College in 2021!

Clark State Board of Trustees approved the name change from Clark State Community College to Clark State College at the October meeting. The change will become effective January 1, 2021. This will be the college's fourth name change in its 58-year history.

Last fall the administration, through the shared governance system, began working with the Faculty, Staff and Student Senates, who all passed resolutions to recommend a name change from Clark State Community College to Clark State College. All senates passed these resolutions by spring 2020.

With the addition of the applied baccalaureate degrees in Manufacturing Technology Management and Web Development and Design, it is important to encompass the advancements in educational opportunities and reflect the highest degree awarded at the college. The name change serves as a reflection of our commitment to being even more inclusive as we recognize how the college serves students of all types, from those enrolled in short-term training and certificate programs to those completing associate and bachelor's degrees. Clark State's mission will remain the same: to engage and empower diverse learners by providing high-quality educational programs and services that emphasize student and community success.

Clark State's Workforce and Business Solutions provides employee training opportunities that help businesses and organizations succeed. Clark State will continue to serve regional industries and address skills gaps with the same high quality service and excellence that we have provided for nearly 60 years.

Ohio's Economic Outlook and Workforce Recovery Strategies
Join us for a webinar on Nov 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST.

Registered apprenticeship models continue to gain momentum across all industry sectors as a proven workforce pipeline and development tool - boasting a 91% retention rate for completed apprentices nationally, according to the Department of Labor.

This free panel discussion will be applicable to all industries as we discuss the economic outlook and workforce pipeline from a regional, state and national level then discuss registered apprenticeship models as a valuable recovery strategy. Session will include hearing directly from an industry partner and their experience in creating and deploying an apprenticeship program.

Panelists will include:
Michael Evans, Director of Workforce Partnerships, Ohio Association of Community Colleges
Lesli Beavers, Director of Workforce and Business Solutions, Clark State Community College
Dan Yohey, CSSBB, Quality Engineer, Rittal North America, LLC

We hope you will join us, in support of National Apprenticeship Week, to learn more about this strategy and how we can promote, train and provide the quality workforce needed here in Ohio - to support both personal and economic success!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has earmarked funds to help employers operate best-practice drug-free workplace programs to prevent and respond to substance misuse in the workplace and support individuals in recovery. But what exactly does "in recovery" mean, and is supporting recovery good for business?

Discover how supporting employees working to maintain lifelong recovery can be a business advantage, and consider enrolling in the Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program to take advantage of the BWC's earmarked funds. 

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Professional Sales Ready Certification | Online 

 January 25 - March 10, 2020| Mondays & Thursdays| 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST


This 7 week, 33 hour, non-credit online Sales Ready Certification program is highly interactive. It uses revealing assessments and true-to-life role plays to prepare students for successful sales careers that align with their strengths.

Earners of the Clark State Professional Sales Ready Certification badge have demonstrated an ability to effectively take a customer through the life cycle of a sale. Students mastered research, qualifying the prospects, applying negotiation tactics, and calculating a compelling ROI. Students demonstrated knowledge of customer relationship management CRM technology, sales goal planning, critical thinking, articulation, and communication skills.

Course Cost: $1,300 - Grant Application Available!  

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More Online Training Opportunities!
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Online Career Training Opportunities -
Certified Administrative Professional 
Certified Ethical Hacker

Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management
Mobile Marketing Associate

Short - Term Training
November 9 -  STNA Training*
January 5 - Basic Welding
January 25 - Professional Sales Ready Certification *

*Grant funding may be available

Check out our full online career training catalog, by clicking here



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