Seneca County to hold third annual Manufacturing Showcase

Showcase LogoLocal manufacturers to demonstrate skilled trades to high school students

TIFFIN, OHIO – July 31, 2018 – The Seneca Department of Job and Family Services/OhioMeansJobs is once again partnering with local organizations and manufacturers to hold Seneca County’s third annual Manufacturing Showcase on October 12, 2018 at the Heminger Center on the Tiffin University campus. The event is an opportunity for area students to learn about careers in manufacturing and participate in hands-on skill demonstrations.

Carol Kern of Seneca DJFS is looking forward to another successful event: “We are excited to host this event for the third year, to get students talking about their options, and we are pleased that businesses and educators see the value in introducing students to different career paths.”

The showcase will focus on six skills: team building, lean practices, employability, machining, supply chain and mechanical engineering/electrical trades/automation. For each skill, there are six spaces available for a hands-on demonstration.

Eleven schools within Seneca County will send 700-750 students to participate in the showcase. The event will last a full day, with students split into one morning session and one afternoon session. Lunch will be provided at no cost.

Several manufacturers are already on board; Callies Performance Products, The Mennel Milling Company, NSI Crankshaft, and Charter Steel of Fostoria have signed on as well as American Fine Sinter, National Machinery, Taiho, Webster, Ballreich’s, and Toledo Molding & Die of Tiffin. Sentinel Career and Technology Center will also have a skilled booth. If you would like more information, to make a donation, or to sign up for a space at the showcase, please contact Carol at 419.447.5011 ext. 322, or visit

Check out last year’s event:

Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services/OhioMeansJobs

OMJMeet the staff of the OhioMeansJobs – Seneca County, part of Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services, located at 900 E. County Road 20. They offer many services for job seekers as well as employers. These services include basic job search services, resume development, training reimbursement and assistance for layoffs. They even provide training dollars for eligible job seekers obtaining skills for an in demand job. Candidates can stop by the office to browse the job board, or learn how to use OhioMeansJobs, which lists entry to professional level positions and offers job search tools.

Business Services Consultant Carol Owen-Kern says she enjoys working in Seneca County because of the people. “It’s exciting seeing the growth in the county and it’s great to be a part of that by helping them find qualified candidates.” The DJFS sees about 550-600 visitors per month, and they hold resume and interview workshops twice a month. Check out Seneca County DJFS for upcoming job fairs. You can contact them about hiring or being hired at 419.447.5011 ext. 443

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