The Kern Center for Professional Development’s mission is to provide life-long learning solutions for students. We offer a number of certification and training programs that can help individuals get ahead in the workplace or just achieve their personal goals. We encourage you to take a look at our course catalog to find training programs that match up with your objectives.
View the listing below for professional resources that might help you with your business goals.
The Northcoast Jobs Connection
The mission of the Northcoast Jobs Connection is to utilize the combined resources of their partners "in a timely, effective and efficient way to assist businesses in meeting their workforce needs, and to assist job seekers in entering, remaining and progressing in the workplace."
The Northcoast Jobs Connection has one-stop Job Stores in Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca county. Each Job Store offers numerous services and resources for those looking for work. The Job Stores also have resources for employers with staffing and training needs.
Terra State Community College has contracts with area Departments of Job and Family Services to operate the Job Stores in Fremont, Oak Harbor, Norwalk and Tiffin.
To find out more about the Northcoast Jobs Connection, or the Job Store in your area, please contact one of the individuals below.
Director of the Northcoast Jobs Connection
For more information about the Sandusky County Job Store, contact:
Matt White email@example.com
Ilda Zuniga firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (419)332-2169
For more information about the Seneca County One-Stop, contact:
Penelope Sparks email@example.com
Rhonda Fitch firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvia Kimball email@example.com
or call 1-800-825-5011, ext. 443; or (419)447-5011, ext 443
For more information about the Ottawa County Job Store, contact:
Vernon Conley firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Hopfinger email@example.com
Diana Wright firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-800-825-5011, ext. 270; or (419)898-3688, ext. 270
For driving directions, view the map to the Ottawa County Resource Center
For more information about the Huron County Job Store, contact:
Sue terVeen email@example.com
Katie Bellamy firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Matthews email@example.com
or call 1-800-668-5175, ext. 3335; or (419)663-JOBS
Economic Development Organizations
Bellevue Development Corp. - The Bellevue Development Corporation was formed in 1984. Its mission is to help the Bellevue Community grow and prosper through new investments and job creation assistance.
ClydeScope Economic Development Corp. - The ClydeScope Economic Development Corporation works hand-in-hand with the City of Clyde to facilitate business retention and growth.
Fostoria Economic Development Corp. - The Fostoria Economic Development Corporation works with businesses to facilitate innovation in economic development in the Fostoria area.
Fremont Economic Development - Here you can find links for State of Ohio development incentives, the Fremont revolving loan fund and workforce development programs.
Ottawa County Improvement Corp. - The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation is dedicated to advancing, encouraging and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial and civic development of Ottawa County. For directions, view the map to the Ottawa Resource Centre.
Sandusky County Economic Development Corp. - The Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation website has detailed information about jobs, wages and small business grants.
WSOS Community Action - WSOS’ mission is to create opportunities that will help the community and all of its members build a better future. You can find more information about community development programs, employment and training programs in Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties.
Explore Training at the Kern Center
To learn more about the Kern Center’s certification and testing programs, call us at (419)559-2255 or 800-826-2431. You can also send an email to Kern Center.