Defiance County was the first county in the region to have a dedicated, full-time Workforce Manager. We take pride in engaging with the county schools, area colleges, and employers.  The goal is increase knowledge and awareness while building relationships to further Defiance County’s workforce initiative.

A modern workforce development system must include strong connections between employers and training providers to ensure a highly skilled, well-educated, competitive, and productive workforce.

Though collaboration with local schools, Defiance County is moving forward to help educate the schools and community on what modern manufacturing is and how it plays a significant part in workforce development

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WORKFORCE

  • Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) program is the first stage of employment-based immigration to hire foreign workers when there are an insufficient number of domestic workers willing, able or available to fill job openings.

  • On-the-Job Training is a federally-funded program that helps employers hire and train individuals for long-term employment. 

  • Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion. Responds to plant closings or layoffs with free information about services. Businesses that lay off 50 or more workers are subject to WARN notification rules.

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Education

Colleges within a 100 mile radius of Defiance County

Apprenticeship

HIGH SCHOOL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

APT Manufacturing Solutions

APT Manufacturing Solutions training center is host to a two-year on site training program. First year students are scheduled for Basic Print Reading, Machining and Benchwork classes in the fall semester, followed by Industrial Electricity and PLC 1. The second year students take college courses on Advanced Machining, 3d Modeling, Robotics Programming and Advanced PLC & Communications.

The students attend their local high school in the morning and APT in the afternoon. They are learning through both hands-on and classroom environments in the areas of manufacturing basics, machining, electrical engineering, electrical panel building, and robot programming. The program consists of building a robotic packaging cell for a theoretical customer.

These classes are open to Central Local School District and Hicksville Exempted Local Schools through the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. Interested high school students should work with their guidance counselors.

MEC (Maysville Engineering Corporation)

MEC is host to four engineering technology college classes offered at their Defiance facility. Introduction to Engineering and Manufacturing Processes are offered in the fall semester, followed by Engineering Graphics & Sketching and Microprocessors in the spring semester.

These four courses provide the student with a foundation to pursue a career in an engineering discipline.

These classes are open to high school students in Defiance County through the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. The class is open to anyone in need of technical training in the plastics field. Interested high school students should work with their guidance counselors.

B&B Molded Products

B&B Molded Products is host to two plastics technology college classes offered at their Defiance facility.  PET115 Plastics Processes I is offered in the fall semester followed by PET215 Plastics Processes II in the spring semester.

These two courses provide the student with an overview of the injection molding process, materials, support systems and tooling used in the plastics industry using actual production equipment at this location.

These classes are open to high school students in Defiance County through the College Credit Plus (CCP) program.  The class is open to anyone in need of technical training in the plastics field.  Interested high school students should work with their guidance counselors.