September 18, 2013


Perrysburg Township, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2013 – Local businesses can now take advantage of no-cost help from the Owens Community College Workforce and Community Services team in securing workforce training funds. Owens will assist business that have selected Owens as their training provider in applying for and managing grants that the State of Ohio made available this month.

Services available to businesses from the Owens Workforce team include training needs assessment, training project budgeting, and application tips.

“It is vital for businesses to have the tools required to maintain a talented workforce,” said Brian Paskvan, Ph.D., executive director, Workforce and Community Services. “Owens is proud to combine our expertise delivering great training with grant support services to make sure our region gets its share of funding.”

Businesses are invited to attend upcoming informational sessions to learn more about Owens workforce training and grant support services. Sessions will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Owens Tracy Road Center, 2249 Tracy Road, Northwood and on Friday, Sept. 13 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Owens Findlay-area campus, 3200 Bright Road, Findlay.

The Workforce team at Owens is the region’s leader in providing training to business and industry. The team’s specialty is development and delivery of custom-tailored short-term training. The team accomplishes this in ways that are affordable and allow companies to thrive. Training is available in almost any subject matter, including the trades, computer skills, process improvement, and certification preparation.

To learn more, visit or call (567) 661-7357.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit