Raise the Bar - Hancock County is a partnership of education, business, social services and community leaders focused on aligning and integrating the Hancock County, Ohio community learning system with economic growth and a high quality of life. In addition, help industry fill the job vacancies of today and in the near term. Raise the Bar – Hancock County has applied to become a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. The City of Findlay, the Hancock County Commissioners, The Community Foundation, Findlay•Hancock County Economic Development and United Way of Hancock County have each committed $30,000 per year for five years, beginning in 2016, to fund the Raise the Bar workforce development organization.
The mission statement for this organization is “to have a prepared, expanding workforce allowing for growth now and in the future to fulfill our economic potential”. This mission will be accomplished by the creation of two innovative initiatives:
- Raise the Bar – Hancock County will be a long-term approach to organically grow the workforce of the future requiring the collaboration among education, social services and industry.
- Hancock H I R E S (Helping Individuals Reach Employment Stability) is an approach used to fill the jobs of today in collaboration with Ohio Means Jobs – Hancock, training programs and industry.
Click on the image below for a pdf of the "Raise the Bar" strategic plan overview.