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A growing workforce need

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Representatives from Apollo Career Center and Rhodes State College speaking at Lima Mayor David Berger's weekly briefing. Representatives from Apollo Career Center and Rhodes State College speaking at Lima Mayor David Berger's weekly briefing.
Companies are trying different ways of hiring people and a growing trend is creating apprenticeship programs. Companies are trying different ways of hiring people and a growing trend is creating apprenticeship programs.

Jobs are going unfilled and two local educational providers are speaking out to encourage people to fill them.

Representatives from Apollo Career Center and Rhodes State College speaking at Lima Mayor David Berger's weekly briefing. Both say they are working with companies who are in need of qualified workers that have good paying positions to fill. They say the key is to engage and and get young people interested in these positions. Companies are trying different ways of hiring people and a growing trend is creating apprenticeship programs.

Apollo Career Center Superintendent, Judy Wells says they have a 100% placement rate with students. Director of Advanced Manufacturing Initiative at Rhodes, Margo Meyer says Rhodes State has several apprenticeship programs including pre and youth apprenticeships.

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