Health Care Career Expo

The sixth annual In-Demand Jobs Week is May 1 – 5! This week highlights the many opportunities available across a variety of industries, right here in Ohio. #InDemandOhio #JobFair

Health Care is an industry that the state of Ohio recognizes as an in-demand. OhioMeansJobs|Lake County is hosting a Health Care Career Expo. Join us on Thursday, May 4th, 2023, from 1:00-3:00pm at the Mentor Civic Ice Arena, 8600 Munson Rd., Mentor, OH

Meet with medical and mental health care employers to discuss their open job opportunities. For more information contact OhioMeansJobs|Lake County at 440-350-4000 (option 3) or [email protected]


Wickliffe Country Place Hiring Event

OhioMeansJobs|Lake County has partnered with Wickliffe Country Place in hosting a Hiring Event! WALK INS WELCOME! ON THE SPOT INTERVIEWS!

This event will take place on Thursday, April 27th, 2023, from 1:00-3:00pm, at 1919 Bishop Road, Wickliffe, OH 44092.

On site interviews will be held for RNs, LPNs, STNAs, & Medical Records Coordinators. Offering sign-on bonuses, wallet app-Next Day Pay, Med Tech & STNA Training offered.

For more information contact OhioMeansJobs|Lake County at 440-350-4000 (option 3) or [email protected]


Auburn Career Center Reverse Job Fair

Auburn Career Center will be hosting their Annual Reverse Job Fair on Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 8:30am-10:30am at 8140 Auburn Rd., Concord, OH 44077. Registration is not required. Walk-ins are welcome! More than fourteen industries will be represented with upper-class vocational students providing project samples, handing out resumes, and speaking with employers. Businesses from across Northeast Ohio are encouraged to attend and have a chance to meet the graduating class and speak about their certifications and employment plans for the future.

Students will set up tables while the employers will walk around to meet graduating seniors and second year students! Including Manufacturing, Health Care, IT, HVAC, Welding, Electrical, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Business, Landscape Horticulture, Automotive, Construction and Architecture, Maintenance, Teaching Professions, and more. For more information, please contact Andrew Kelner at (440)358-8018 or email [email protected]


Lake County Commissioners Approve use of ARPA Funds

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, December 19, 2022– Lake County Commissioners approve the use of ARPA funds for the Lake Metroparks Lakefront Trail and the Chagrin River Riparian Corridor Stormwater Management and Water Quality Project.

Lake Metroparks is working to construct a two-mile multi-purpose trail along with Lake Erie coastline from Fairport Harbor to Painesville Township Park. Upon completion, the 10-foot-wide asphalt trail will link Painesville Township Park and to Fairport Harbor.

Together, the parks attract over 500,000 visitors annually. This will be the longest Lake Erie lakefront trail in Ohio.
This trail will improve the health of our community and provide a catalyst for further economic development in the area. Creation of the trail will provide clean, safe access to outdoor recreation and a location for visitors to stay healthy by walking, running, or biking. Please click here to read the entire press release.


Lakeland Community College Receives Grant

Funding will improve equipment in nursing, histotechnology, geospatial technology and dental hygiene programs

Nov. 21, 2022 – Kirtland, Ohio – Lakeland Community College was recently awarded a Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) grant from the State of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). The grant, totaling more than $165,000.00, will be allocated toward new equipment in nursing, histotechnology, geospatial technology and dental hygiene classrooms. This new equipment will not only keep students on pace with technological advances in their respective fields, but in many cases will also give them an edge on emerging technologies.

According to the ODHE, the RAPIDS grant initiative is designed to make strategic regional investments in equipment and facilities to develop and support postsecondary institutions’ workforce development projects. The institutions chosen to receive RAPIDS funds have shown a commitment to furthering the career aspirations of students and economic growth of businesses in the region.

Lakeland is a critical provider of education and job training in northeast Ohio. Several of the training and certificate programs offered at Lakeland have been developed in response to the needs of local businesses to attract and retain students in the region.

“We’ve worked with our community partners in the medical field to identify what equipment is needed to properly educate and train our students prior to graduation,” explains Lakeland Community College dean of health technologies Regina Prosser, Ph.D., DNP.  “Our students having access to state-of-the-art equipment will prepare them for the workforce and make them even more suitable candidates for area employers.”

The U.S. Department of Labor lists geospatial technology as one of three emerging industries with the highest demand for worker and potential growth in the next decade.

“The GIS industry is continually growing and the technology is always advancing. Lakeland is already ahead of the curve by offering a geospatial technology program,” shares Barb Friedt, M.Ed., dean of applied studies at Lakeland. “Upgrading our training equipment will give our students more of an advantage when job searching.”  

The four Lakeland programs that will receive equipment upgrades are considered high-growth disciplines. The upgrades are designed to improve job readiness of students, preparing them to enter the workforce in these high demand positions when they graduate.


For more than 50 years, Lakeland Community College has impacted thousands of lives through learning. Founded in 1967, Lakeland was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to its mission, the college provides quality learning opportunities to nearly 8,000 credit students to meet the needs of the community at its campus in Kirtland and online.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Lakeland offers more than 140 associate degree and certificate programs that may lead to high-demand careers or transfer to four-year institutions. The college also provides access to bachelor’s, graduate and doctorate degrees along with certificates and endorsements, as well as lifelong learning opportunities, on campus through the Holden University Center of Lakeland, in partnership with 11 four-year institutions.



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