Stepping it up for local workers
EHOVE Career Center, Norwalk City Schools ABLE and BGSU Firelands are joining forces to assist local workers. Funded by a grant from the Ohio Board of Regents, the new STEP UP program will allow people in our community to gain confidence and basic employability skills, and improve time management and studying techniques.
“EHOVE Adult Career Center is so excited to be able to partner with the Norwalk ABLE program and Firelands College to offer this fantastic opportunity to our community,” said EHOVE Adult Education Director Viki Kaszonyi. “I think this will make a tremendous difference for people who are trying to get ahead and really move into a career that they love and can feel good about working in every day.”
This 14-week program features a holistic approach and allows each person to focus on an individual education and career plan. Graduates of the program who have maintained a 90%+ attendance and 78% assignment completion rate will be awarded a $300 scholarship to attend an in-demand career field training program at EHOVE Adult Career Center. They may then receive another $300 scholarship to pursue a related Associates Degree at BGSU Firelands.
STEP UP courses are free to participants and include computer awareness, effective communication, math boot camp, reading and writing boot camp, financial skills, teamwork, career exploration, and much more. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at EHOVE’s campus from March 13-June 21, 5:30-9 pm. Anyone who wants to ramp up their skill level and obtain a higher level of education and a more satisfying career should sign up today. Contact EHOVE at 419-499-4663 x279 for more information and an application.