Ottawa County School Districts Participate in Skilled Trades Bus Tour

Posted on: March 5, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 70+ high school seniors from Danbury, Genoa, Oak Harbor, and Port Clinton school districts joined the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) to tour ten manufacturing companies throughout Ottawa County.  The bus tour was designed to give high school seniors with an interest in skilled trades a first-hand look at local manufacturing operations and provide a better understanding of local career paths and opportunities in the skilled trade profession.  This is the second bus tour OCIC and the school districts have participated in.

200th RED HORSE (Port Clinton), Biro Manufacturing (Marblehead), C. Nelson Manufacturing (Oak Harbor), The Chipmatic Company (Elmore), Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station (Oak Harbor), Griffing Flying Service (Port Clinton), Northern Manufacturing (Oak Harbor), Port Clinton Manufacturing (Port Clinton), Riverside Machine & Automation (Genoa), and USG (Gypsum), hosted local high school seniors to provide plant tours and engage in one-on-one discussions about career opportunities in the skilled trades sector, the current and future employment needs, and the expectations employers have when looking to hire individuals. 

The Skilled Trades Bus Tour was organized by the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council. For more information about the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council, please visit or call Jamie Beier Grant at 419-898-6242.