WSOS Program Participants receive Certifications through Penta
PERRYSBURG — Thirteen students enrolled in WSOS programs graduated from Penta Career Center in Perrysburg on June 11, earning certifications that offer better career options and more opportunities.
Those graduating included Kayla Boise, medical assisting; Chelsie Bofia, medical assisting, Amanda Cheney, medical assisting; Eleni Flores, medical assisting; Keith Gidley, HVAC; Gerry Hudson, HVAC; Jonathan McKenzie-Gomez, HVAC; Greg Miller, HVAC; Mike Oakley, welding; Robert Price, HVAC; Dan Tran, HVAC; Coleman Woodward, auto tech; and Hannah Zahn, medical assisting.
“With these certifications, our program participants now have better access to more fulfilling and stable careers,” said WSOS Workforce Development Assistant Director Lauren Schubach.
Penta Career Center offers certifications in multiple professions in partnership with WSOS programs including JobsOhio Region 2 Ready to Work, Pathways to Fatherhood, Wood County Workforce Investment Act and other programs that serve most of northwest Ohio.
WSOS programs meet the needs of individuals in different life circumstances. The Ready to Work program, for example, provides fast-track career certification and job placement assistance for long-term unemployed, underemployed and veterans, while the Wood County Workforce Investment Act offers mentoring, supportive services and occupational training for youth and young adults. WSOS’ Pathways to Fatherhood program provides fathers the opportunity to strengthen their relationships with their children and family through responsible parenting and healthy marriage classes, while receiving economic stability services.
“We strive to assist northwest Ohio residents exceed their professional and personal development goals and we are so proud of everything these graduates have accomplished,” Schubach said.
For more information about WSOS employment programs, youth programs or other services, call WSOS Community Action Commission at 1-800-775-9767 or 419-334-8911, or visit www.wsos.org.