Students hear from Chad Stein, founder of SC Strategic Solutions.

Local high school students recently participated in Student Bootcamp — an innovative new format facilitated by Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) to expose students to workforce opportunities in this region. In partnership with the Huron County Business Advisory Council and Firelands Forward, 32 students attended business tours of SC Strategic Solutions, Fisher-Titus Medical Center and Dutch-Maid Logistics. Through these business tours, which took place last week, students learned about local quality jobs available in the information technology (IT) industry.

Students pose with Fisher-Titus employees.

Huron County’s Business Advisory Council fosters cooperation among schools, businesses and the communities they serve. The objective is to ensure that educators’ curriculum aligns with business needs. The following schools participated in this event:

  • Norwalk High School

  • Monroeville High School

  • Western Reserve High School

  • New London High School

  • Willard High School

Dutch-Maid Logistics was the third and final stop of the day.

The IT 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’s annual compound growth rate is 5 percent. “We hope to continue with this format for many other industries based off the students’ YouScience data. Through the aptitude test our local schools are administering, we will be able to customize the student experience based off their results,” NEDC Director Sarah Ross said. “NEDC is grateful to have the support of the BAC, Firelands Forward, and the many Huron County businesses willing to open their doors to our future workforce.”
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