LIMA — The Apollo Educational Foundation has recognized its long-standing relationship with Ohio Means Jobs by unveiling a plaque Tuesday that will be placed on the Partners Wall in the Goare Room at Apollo.
“The relationship we have with Ohio Means Jobs in Allen County and the surrounding counties has been such a meaningful partnership for us as a workforce training center and for our high school and adult education students,” said Keith Horner, Apollo superintendent. “The services and assistance we receive from them and their collaboration on projects is what led the Apollo Education Foundation Board to add them to the partner wall.”
Representatives from Ohio Means Jobs were present at the unveiling during the Apollo Educational Foundation’s meeting.
“I appreciate the partnership with Apollo,” said Joe Patton, executive director of Ohio Means Jobs Allen County. “They’re very nimble, and we need training programs built for our employers. They always step right up to that. I think on average you put anywhere from around 70 to $100,000 a year of workforce dollars into training programs through Apollo with both the nursing, truck driver, STNA programs, other things that they’re always been very nimble on.”
“In Auglaize County, we’ve worked hard to try to assist our employers and our job seekers and having such great collaborative relationships with our vocational schools just offers so much to job seekers and employers both,” said Amy Freymuth, director of workforce development for Auglaize County Job and Family Services.
The Apollo Education Foundation was founded in 1989 to support Apollo Career Center and its students by providing scholarships, assisting with student needs and requests, purchasing tools and workbooks and aiding adult basic literacy.
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