Seneca County ODJFS

Seneca County to hold second Manufacturing Showcase

Local manufacturers to demonstrate skilled trades to high school students

TIFFIN, OHIO – June 27, 2017 – The Seneca Department of Job and Family Services/OhioMeansJobs is partnering with local organizations and manufacturers to hold Seneca County’s second Manufacturing Showcase on October 13, 2017 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: “Last year we were able to introduce more than 700 students to skills used in manufacturing careers in Seneca County. With the feedback from last year, we are confident that we can provide another positive experience for students and local companies alike.”

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 nearly 800 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, and The Mennel Milling Company of Fostoria have signed on as well as National Machinery, Webster Industries, and Toledo Molding & Die of Tiffin. 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


Registration opens for 2014 Job Fair

Congressman Jim Jordan kicking off the 2013 Job Fair (photo from Advertiser-Tribune,

Congressman Jim Jordan kicking off the 2013 Job Fair (Photo: Advertiser-Tribune)

I’m pleased to announce that business registration is now open for the 2014 Seneca County Job Fair. For the second year in a row, Congressman Jim Jordan and the leaders of Seneca County are working to help connect job seekers with employers that have openings. This year’s fair will take place on May 12, 2014 and be held at Tiffin University’s Heminger Center. Industries represented will include manufacturing, health care, retail, skilled trades, educational, and services.

Last year’s fair featured more than 500 job seekers, 300 open positions, and 40 organizations seeking talent. This event is also free of charge to businesses and job seekers.

Businesses interested in participating can either fill out the form and submit online, download and submit the data from a .pdf, or print out the .pdf and fax in.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm – Business Set-Up
  • 1:30 to 2:00 pm – Congressman Jim Jordan kicks off the event
  • 2:00 to 3:00 pm – VIP Job Seeker Access (job seekers who have met prequalification criteria)
  • 3:00 to 6:30 pm – General Admission

If a business has questions about the fair itself, please contact Carol Owen, Workforce Development Administrator at Seneca County ODJFS. She can be reached by phone at 419-447-5011 (x322) or by email at If a business has questions about registration, please contact Nicole Smith, Seneca County Clerk, at 419-447-4550 or by email at

This event is sponsored by the following:

  • Congressman Jim Jordan, Proudly Serving Ohio’s 4th District
  • Seneca County Commissioners
  • Seneca County Department of Job & Family Services
  • Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Services
  • Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp.
  • Fostoria Economic Development Corp.
  • Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Tiffin
  • City of Fostoria