In line with the mission of the Toledo Chamber, Terra State relies on strong partnerships and a collaborative community in order to reach its goals. It has partnered with JobsOhio to connect its students with in-demand jobs and organizations that fit their goals. Terra State also collaborated directly with TSEP and its Business Advisory Committee to prepare youth to enter adulthood ready to start their career as well as for the Seneca CEO Program, which offers students real-world opportunities to help them build the skills, creativity and develop the out-of-the-box thought process necessary to one day become an entrepreneur.
Terra State is also home to the Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College, offering no-cost training on QuickBooks to assist small business leaders in accounting. This is an invaluable tool for business owners who manage their business expenses to ensuring their costs are covered and their bottom line is secure.
Terra State, a public community college in Fremont, was originally founded in 1968 as a night school. Today, however, Terra State is a two-year college that offers residential housing; an athletics program that includes baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and even a Titans Esports team; many clubs and student activities; a rich campus culture; and much more. Terra State offers two-year degrees in a wealth of options, including accounting, computer systems, digital media, electricity, robotics, welding and nursing, among many others.
As a Toledo Chamber member, Terra State fits clearly into our mission of improving and saturating our region’s talent pipeline, and the organization is involved in Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Alliance (NOMA), a manufacturing industry sector partnership run by the Toledo Chamber that is an Endorsed Sector Partnership by the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association. Here at the Chamber, we know that our members face numerous challenges in attracting and retaining talent, and we are working hard to mitigate those difficulties and form partnerships with the same goal.
Terra State’s Kern Center for Workforce and Community Education meets workforce development needs in our region, providing courses to people of all ages who are interested in workforce development in areas including truck driving. At Terra State, talented individuals in our region can simultaneously get their commercial driver’s license and earn college credit, partnering with Trainco Truck Driving Schools to offer flexible class schedules and assist in job placement for program graduates.
Additionally, the Kern Center is a certified training provider for Ohio's TechCred program, built to train our region and state’s future workers to fill in-demand jobs as soon as they have completed their certifications. But this program isn’t just beneficial for future employees; the organizations they work for reap the benefits as well. In fact, employers can be reimbursed up to $2,000 of their training costs once an employee has successfully completed a credential. Terra State offers certificates in areas such as business, construction, health care and information technology; cybersecurity; robotics automation and more.
Thank you to Terra State Community College for your commitment to our region’s workforce and your continued collaboration through a Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce membership!
Interested in joining the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, curious about what benefits your membership level grants you or hoping to learn more about increasing your membership level? We’d love to talk with you. Please contact Member Relationship Manager Josh Lake at 567.420.1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.