Northwest State Community College Shares Trade Skill
Successes with Community Leaders
By Artisha S Lawson
Sojourner’s Truth Reporter
Several Toledo-area political, civic and faith-based leaders
received a progress report from Northwest State Community
College last week. The Thursday, January 4, 2018 report
incorporated visual aids, a panel discussion, summary of
successes and a tour at their satellite location on the
grounds of the University of Toledo’s Scott Park Campus.
“We had a good year and we’re striving to be better and
strengthen the community. I personally want to thank each of
you for attending tonight,” shared Todd Hernandez of
Northwest State Community College.
Leaders from WSOS Community Action, Toledo City Council,
City of Toledo Mayor’s office, Lucas County Metropolitan
Housing Authority, Toledo Unit NAACP, Ohio Legal Rights
Commission, Buckeye Health Plan and First Church of God were
invited to hear updates and provide feedback that would
shape the community college’s directional plan.
“Last year we had a roundtable to see what training local
businesses would want from us. Today is about providing an
update to the community and what the community wants from
us.” explained Dave Conover of Northwest State Community
Northwest State Community College opened in March 2016, with
a satellite location at the University of Toledo’s Scott
Park Campus. The Scott Park location is a manufacturing
training center, and offers a 22,000-square foot facility.
The community college has offered a successful Jeep Wrangler
training, which is delivered through curriculum the college
developed for the new production line in partnership with
the University of Toledo for 2,200 Jeep employees. This is
in addition to the General Mills partnership that was
announced last year.