SANDUSKY, OH – Firelands Forward, North Point Education Service Center, Erie County Economic Development Corporation, and the Erie County Business Advisory Council conducted its first Student Boot Camp, a new innovative way to expose our students to workforce opportunities in our region.   Twenty-two students across Erie County attended business tours of Buckeye Broadband, Firelands Health and Bettcher Industries. These business tours helped students learned about local quality jobs available in the Information Technology industry.

Students pose with the staff from Buckeye Broadband

Erie County’s Business Advisory Council fosters cooperation among schools, businesses, and the communities they serve. This work ensures that educators’ curriculum aligns with business needs. The following schools participated in this event:

  • Margaretta High School
  • Townsend Community School
  • Sandusky Central Catholic High School
  • Perkins High School
  • Sandusky High School
  • Huron High School

Students hear from the Firelands Health Information Systems team

The Information Technology cluster includes careers related to the design, development, support, and management of computer systems. It involves building, maintaining, and repairing hardware, software, and information technology systems. The industry is currently growing at an annual compound growth rate of 5%. “It is critical to expose our students to all of the great opportunities that exist in our region” says David White, Director of Firelands Forward, “We are grateful to have the support of the BAC, ECEDC, NPESC, and the many Erie County businesses willing to open their doors to our future workforce.”

Bettcher Industries displays some of their technology

Firelands Forward: 247 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH, United States, Ohio