Training Grant Seminar 2009 – Clark State, WorkPlus, ODOD


Clark State, WorkPlus & The Chamber's Manufacturers' Council are sponsoring this event

Updated 8/5/2009 with excerpts from all three video presentations.

Great seminar, PowerPoint presentations + video excerpts now online

About 27 businesspeople attended this Chamber/Clark State event, and the reviews were very positive.  The slideshows are now online and videos are soon to come.

>> Jim Franks’s PowerPoint (Clark State) –
>> Lehan Peters’s PowerPoint (WorkPlus) –
>> Mary Benedict’s PowerPoint (ODOD) –

>> Jim Frank Video (Clark State) –
>> Lehan Peters Video (WorkPlus) –
>> Mary Benedict Video (ODOD) –

TITG, IWT, OJT, OWG – learn about the latest training grant developments

There are hundreds of thousands of dollars available for training.  Some are short-term, made possible by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (aka stimulus).  Some are part of longer-term programs.  Some may be funds that will soon go away as state budget challenges continue.  Some existing programs you may have used have changed their criteria or administrative process.  In light of the huge number of changes afoot and the fact that some of the money may go away in the next couple of months, we wanted to bring some of the big training players and resources to update you on the latest developments.

The Manufacturer’s Advocacy & Growth Network is putting on a similar event in Cleveland but is only covering one program–  We are covering at least 4 different types of grants. 


  • 7:30 am – Registration
  • 8:00 am – Why Train + Targeted Industry Training Grant Funds / Jim Franks, Dean of Corp. + Public Svc., Clark State
  • 8:30 am – WIA/JFS Training Funds / Lehan Peters, Director, WorkPlus
  • 9:00 am – Ohio Workforce Guarantee Funds / Mary Benedict, Regional Training Coordinator, ODOD
  • 9:30 am – Breakout + Individual One-On-One Counseling
  • 10:00 am – Conclude

Location, Time, Cost – limited to 50

The event will be held on the 4th floor of the Brinkman Center, 100 S. Limestone, Springfield, OH, 45002.  It is open to Chamber members only and will be at no cost, but will be limited to the first 50 who sign upPlease RSVP to Pam Johnson at the Greater Springfield Chamber, 937.325.7621 or

Informational Links

>> Clark State Corporate Training –
>> Manufacturers’ Council of Chamber –
>> WorkPlus Center –
>> ODOD Workforce & Talent Division – 

>> Incumbent Worker Training Program –
>> Article on creation of Incumbent Worker Training Program –
>> Info on IWT Program (Erie County, Ohio) –
>> Ohio Workforce Guarantee (ODOD site) –
>> Governor’s press release on major changes that started July 2008 –
>> Community Research analysis of budget + effect on training funds –


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