OSHA 10-Hour General Industry

Attendance will meet an Industry Specific Safety Program (ISSP) requirement and count as an external training for safety council attendance.

Authorized Instructors:

Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Safety Consultants

Upon completion of course, attendees will receive an OSHA 10 Hour card.

Hosted by Fostoria Learning Center and the Fostoria Safety Council.

Cost for Class:
$15 – This cost will cover materials for the class.
Lunch is on your own.

Dates and Time:
September 23 & 30, 2019
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Location:  Fostoria Learning Center, 342 Perry Street, Fostoria

Call 419-408-5540 or click here to Contact Us.
Registration Deadline September 12 – Space is Limited!

Peer Today Boss Tomorrow

Designed to assist supervisors in making a successful transition from “coworker” to “manager” or “supervisor”. Content and activities present four proven strategies to prepare them to deal with the most challenging situations. Participants will learn to accept the responsibilities of new role, to set clear boundaries, to value and practice effective communication, and the importance of taking thoughtful and strategic action. Through interactive learning experiences, participants will learn to address overcoming fears of lost friendships, disciplining former peers, managing older subordinates, avoiding favoritism, keeping information confidential and ways to build trust and credibility.

2019 Schedule:

January 17

March 19

September 24

Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Class Times: 8:00am—Noon

Cost: $199

** Minimum of 8 registrations to run each class.

This training is brought to you in partnership with Terra State Community College.

Advance Registration required. Seating is limited.
(419) 408-5540 for more information. Or click here to Contact Us.

DDI — Leadership Development Program

Development Dimensions International (DDI)
Leadership Development Program
Learning may start in the classroom or online, but it must continue on the job. Using high-quality curriculum developed by Development Dimensions International, these programs deliver relevant and challenging learning experiences for all levels from individual contributors and front-line leaders to mid-level and senior-level leaders. More importantly, they help to ensure that newly-learned skills are put to use on the first day back on the job.

Communicating for Leadership Success
This foundation course for all DDI Interaction Management courses teaches leaders how to get results through people. During the course, attendees attain the tools necessary for a successful leadership journey. Learners acquire a set of proven interaction skills, discover seven Leadership Imperatives key to meeting today’s challenges, and realize their role as a catalyst leader who inspires others to act. Content includes STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) approach to providing feedback.

2019 Schedule:

February 12

April 18

August 15

Class Times: 8:00am—Noon

Cost: $199 per module

** Minimum of 8 registrations to run each module.

This training is brought to you in partnership with Terra State Community College.

Advance Registration required. Seating is limited.
(419) 408-5540 for more information. Or click here to Contact Us.

MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT)

The Manufacturing Skill Standard Council, known as MSSC, is a nonprofit organization that that focuses on the core skills and knowledge needed for front-line and material handling workers. This is done through a system of industry-led training, assessments and certifications. MSSC offers both entry-level and the current workforce with the skills they need to carry out high tech jobs of the 21st Century.

The Fostoria Learning Center will offer training for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) .

Students will participate in training and hands-on labs in four areas:

** Safety

** Manufacturing Process & Production

** Quality Practices and Measurement

** Maintenance Awareness

Qualified persons may receive funding to cover tuition and book costs from the Ohio Short Term certificate grant.  Application for funds is required.

A certificate is awarded for successful completion of coursework and online assessment for each module. The MSSC System awards a Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential to individuals who pass all four Production modules.

Next Class:  June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14, 2019

Class Times: 9:00am—4:00pm.

Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Registration Fee: The cost of the program is $1,050. Grant Funds are available to pay $1,000.00 of the fee.  The total cost for a student to attend is just $50.00.

This training is brought to you in partnership with Rhodes State College.

Advance Registration required. Seating is limited.
(419) 408-5540 for more information. Or click here to Contact Us.

Modern Manufacturing Fundamentals


Jumpstart workforce productivity at your company with training designed to help your employees reach benchmark levels in key skill areas.

Module I:

• Lean principles and culture — your employee will learn how important they are to the organization and to every individual in the organization — and why you need them to give 100%.

• Foundation for Precision Measurement — sharpen the shop math and measurement skills that tend to be a weakness for today’s employees.

Module II:

• Precision Measurement in the modern manufacturing setting. Converting English to Metric, Measure Precisely by ruler, micrometer, caliper, read Vernier scale, understand tolerance, dial indicators/mounting, gage blocks, torque.

• Workplace Safety — let us support your company’s internal efforts to hold firm to a culture of safe work activities.

Module III:

• Introduction to Print Reading — understand the importance of industrial prints, print formats, basic symbols. Get comfortable and be ready to learn quickly on the job.

• Automation and Mechanical Awareness — gain familiarity with workplace automated equipment, Human-Machine interfaces, and hands-on mechanical exercise with tools.

Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Cost: $349 per employee per module

Who is this training for?

This training is for local area manufacturers who are looking to upskill their current workforce, and is a customized training program that is scheduled at the request of employers.  A minimum of 5 employees (can be from more than one company) are needed for this program to run.

This training is brought to you in partnership with Owens Community College.

Advance Registration required. Seating is limited.
Contact: Tracey Lawton, Director,  Fostoria Learning Center on (419) 408-5540 for more information.