Terra State partnering with the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and NOMA
Terra State Community College is excited to announce its partnership with the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Alliance (NOMA).
NOMA is an Industry Sector Partnership that allows Terra State to collaborate with northwest Ohio manufacturers and educational institutions to ensure the College is meeting the needs of its partners.
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce serves as the conveyor of the NOMA. The Chamber is best positioned for this role with over 2,000 business members and over 300 manufacturing business members in northwest Ohio.
The Assistant Dean of Technology and Skilled Trades, Nathan Kohlenberg, worked hard to secure this partnership by networking with local programs that ultimately led to a partnership with NOMA. “I am excited to join NOMA to expand our footprint in northwest Ohio. Through partnerships like NOMA, we will stay engaged and keep a strong line of communication across the manufacturing and technical education communities within our region and beyond to meet the current and upcoming needs of Industry 4.0 and help assist with manufacturers’ labor shortages,” said Kohlenberg.
The benefits of this partnership are the College will gain insight from companies and institutions to strengthen the degree and certificate programs as well as the technical non-credit and contract training. This will help Terra State better position itself to serve the community and create employees who are ready to fill the gaps of employment in their community.
Dean of Technology and Skilled Trades, Dr. Andrew Shella, is excited to be a partner with the Toledo Chamber and NOMA. “This is another great accomplishment in Terra State’s efforts to connect with regional manufacturing partners. Nate has worked tirelessly to reengage with local employers as we endeavor to provide the highest quality training for our community. Nate’s efforts have led us to take this first step in developing broader business partnerships throughout northwest Ohio,” said Shella.