Workforce Development

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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Image by Rob Lambert

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Image by David Siglin

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Workforce Happenings

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June 21-23 Camp

(Ayersville, Defiance, Tinora students

Camp Flyer & Registration Form

June 21-23 Camp

(Ayersville, Defiance, Tinora students

Camp Flyer & Registration Form

 

Email for more information

Workforce Initiatives 

Summer Manufacturing Camp

The Summer Manufacturing & Skilled Trades Camp is targeted for students in grades 6th through 8th. 

Learn more 

Apprenticeships/ Internships

Defiance County employers are offering apprenticeship and internship programs to help with employee training and retainment.  Click here for a list of participating employers.

Local Job Postings

The most current and up to date job postings in Defiance County can be found right here on our website.  To learn more about the amazing opportunities our employers have to offer. Click here

Education

Defiance County is served by two colleges and a technical career center.  In addition, Defiance is within a 100 mile radius of over 80 colleges.  View now

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