Kern Center Approved to Be OCILB Education Agency

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The Kern Center has been approved by the Ohio Department of Commerce - Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB) to be an education agency now authorized to provide continuing education courses for licensed construction industry contractors.

According to the Department of Commerce, “The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB), issues state licenses to electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing and hydronics contractors who perform commercial work.” A licensed specialty contractor is required to complete ten classroom hours of an approved continuing education course(s) each year to be eligible to apply for the renewal of their license or licenses.

The Kern Center, in collaboration with construction industry clients, will be offering continuing education courses to address identified workforce development needs. The Center is now in the process of developing continuing education classes, which are scheduled to begin in the summer of this year. Some classes under consideration at this time include effective communication, time management and problem solving.

“This additional authorization allows the Kern Center to continue to be a local premier provider of workforce development learning experiences through our ongoing efforts to expand provided resources and services to address the changing needs of the businesses and the communities we serve,” said Executive Director of the Terra College Foundation Cory Stine.

The Kern Center was created in 1997 to enhance community education and industrial development. The Center continues to provide for workforce development needs of the region, and offers personal enrichment courses for individuals of all ages. Visit the Kern Center or to see current offerings.

According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB) issues licenses to qualified electrical, Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, hydronics and refrigeration contractors who successfully pass the PROV licensing examination. As part of the Division of Industrial Compliance, OCILB operates as a customer and business-focused organization with an emphasis on responsible, common sense regulation.