COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND PROGRAMS
A key part of the College’s Entrepreneur Initiative is support of student businesses through business incubators. The college provides two student incubators; one at the Urban Center in downtown Mansfield and the other at the Kehoe Center in Shelby. Both incubators provide students with quality office and work space as well as advisory services and grant funding.
Through a partnership with Motorcycle Ohio, North Central State College hosts a three-day basic rider courses (BRC) for new riders and a one-day returning rider course (RRC) for the rider with more experience. The courses run weekly March through November at a cost of $50.
This course is required by the State of Ohio for riders between the ages of 15½ and 17. Students must have a valid temporary motorcycle learner’s permit (TIPIC) or valid motorcycle endorsement. Motorcycles and helmets will be provided and no experience is needed. Upon successful completion of the knowledge and skills tests within the course, students will earn a BMV skill test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement.
For more information, visit the Motorcycle Training link of the College website at http://www.ncstatecollege.edu/cms/ academics/degrees/certificate-programs/motorcycle-training.
The Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at North Central State College is tasked with working with small and mid-sized North Central Ohio manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. MEP is a National Institute of Standards and Technology program providing a variety of services, from improvements to green manufacturing.
Skillsmax is a comprehensive human capital development solution that works for both human resource professionals and individuals. The key is identifying skill levels and preferences to match the right person with the right job.
The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) housed at the Kehoe Center of North Central State College provides a high-impact, front-line program designed to facilitate small business growth, job creation and access to capital. The SBDC provide confidential one-to-one business advising at no cost, management training and education programs, and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners.
The Ohio SBDC Certified Business Advisors utilize a business coaching process to assess the business situation and work with the entrepreneurs to think through problems, identify the need, find options and pinpoint solutions. Advisors assist with acquisition of capital via relationships with lenders and investors.
Workforce development at North Central State College is committed to meeting the training needs of business and industry. Our workforce team works with business and industry partners to design customized hands-on and online training programs. We provide small companies, large corporations, as well as public and private employers with high quality, college-level learning experiences.
With technology changing in almost every field, employee development and training has become an ongoing requirement in the workplace. The training programs available at North Central State College give employees the knowledge and skills needed to increase productivity and performance on the job.
Our workforce team can customize training offering on-demand, hands-on, online or hybrid training. Each program and/or training can be customized to meet specific productivity goals, strategic plans or contractual agreements of individual companies.
Trainees also have the option of earning college credit for their training; credits can be applied toward an Associate Degree. The benefits of North Central State College training include:
North Central State College is in a collaborative relationship with Pioneer Career and Technology Center, Madison Career Center, and Ashland County West Holmes.