March 18, 2014


PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, March 18, 2014 – Handbags That Help (HTH) has Awarded Owens Community College a grant to cover the tuition of its 50+ Job Ready training for people living in Hancock County and those served by the Owens Community College Findlay-area campus. HTH is a women’s giving circle formed by local women committed to dramatically improving lives throughout the greater Hancock County community.

The ten week course begins Friday, April 4, 9 -12 p.m. and continues every Friday until June 13. Each class is three hours and is free to anyone in Hancock County over the age of 50.

“The 50+ Job Ready training course meets a valuable need to help advance the career and employment opportunities for anyone over 50 in Hancock County,” said Gary Corrigan, Ph.D., Workforce and Community Services at Owens.  “Age shouldn’t be seen as a barrier to employment and advancement by those who find themselves out of work.”

The training will focus on four areas:

Technology in the Workplace – Learn to navigate Microsoft Windows, Internet basics and how to work with corporate-style email and communication tools.

Issues in Today’s Workplace – Brush up on business writing skills, learn time management skills and how to perform with confidence.

People in Today’s Workplace – Learn to build effective work relationships, deal with difficult people and meet the expectations of today’s customers.

Getting Hired – Learn to assess yourself, set goals, excel in an interview, and keeping the job once you’re hired.

For more information contact Gary Corrigan at or 567-661-7357 to register.