Friday, September 29, 2017

Education and Economic Development

A unique career center at Toledo Public Schools is graduating students who can walk directly into high-paying transportation jobs in the military, in industry, and who can choose from jobs around the world. In many cases, the three-year Aviation Center graduates students with a high school degree, a two-year college associate’s degree, and two FAA licenses. And it’s all free.

Instructor Brad McDonald led a tour of the TMACOG Freight Committee in September at the TPS Aviation Center which is in a hangar at Toledo Express Airport. While jet fighters from the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard roared in and out of the field just outside,


Rain Gardens in Destination Junction

Elected officials, neighbors, and interested citizens joined a bus tour of the Junction Avenue neighborhood September 29. They saw “blooms on Blum”, part of a greening plan on Blum street, heard about plans for a possible new City of Toledo park at the site of the unofficial Kwanzaa Park, and learned about a large sewer replacement program on Tecumseh and nearby streets that will include a large water control garden that crosses a street and will connect two blocks.  

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TMACOG Tech: Agricultural

Agricultural Actions for Clean Water in the Western Lake Erie Basin
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Monroe County Community College

Please plan to join educators, water and agricultural researchers, and elected and appointed government officials for this TMACOG Tech session at Monroe County Community College.
The program will include a keynote presentation from Christopher Winslow, the Director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, on the current condition of Lake Erie water and how state and federal agencies are addressing challenges.

Additionally, representatives from local and state agencies, universities and the farm community will highlight research, conservation practices and policies that are effectively improving water quality.

There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Please contact Joy Minarcin at 419.241.9155 ext. 128.

For more information on the program and on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, contact Kris Barnswell, Water Quality Planner, 419.241.9155, ext. 123.


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TMACOG Tech: JobsOhio

JobsOhio 101
Wednesday, October 11, 10 a.m. – noon
Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, Toledo

Learn how JobsOhio, a private nonprofit corporation, works for government and industry in northwest Ohio. Speakers Glenda Bumgarner, senior director of JobsOhio, and Tyler Yaple, government affairs manager of JobsOhio, will show how JobsOhio operates, who they are, and how they are structured. Learn about programs and resources that are available to local governments and businesses. You’ll take away the latest tools and resources and strategy updates from Ohio’s job growth team.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Please contact Jennifer Allen (419.241.9155 ext. 107) to register. 

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