New Partnership Invites Customers to Explore New Career

Posted on February 5, 2020

by Library News

Have you ever considered a new career? How about one that is creative, exciting and plays a valuable role in the community? The Toledo Lucas County Public Library and Owens Community College are ready to kick start your next profession.

More Than a Job

The Library, through its new partnership with Owens will host ongoing informative Career Exploration Sessions. Owens representatives will be on site to detail some of the college’s signature programs including:

  • Broadcasting
  • Culinary Arts
  • First Responders
  • Health Professions
  • Manufacturing

Admissions staff and faculty will offer first-hand knowledge, alongside detailed trends of the local job market. The tools that feature prominently in the classroom and workplace will also be on display. Sessions take place throughout February and March at various Library locations.

These presentations help area workers find the best fit for their skill sets and aspirations.
Jason Kucsma, Toledo Library director

“This fantastic partnership leverages the strengths of both the Library and Owens for greater professional development,” Kucsma said. “The Library is proud to broaden people’s perspectives of what they can achieve.”

Steve Robinson, president of Owens, said the college strives to be an indispensable area partner as well as students’ first choice for career credentials and university transfer. The Library is a key component in such success.

“Placing students in rewarding careers is at the heart of what we do. These sessions are the first step toward an in-demand profession,” Robinson said.

Certifications and Degrees

Career Exploration Sessions are another piece in the Library’s commitment to lifelong education. For years, the Library has collaborated with local educators to help produce a stellar regional workforce, including an enduring partnership with Owens and Penta Career Center which brings GED classes to a dozen Library locations.

“It is the people and their passions that make Northwest Ohio great. The Library serves to strengthen each individual in pursuit of a satisfying career,” adds Kucsma.

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