COTC offering free leadership training

​NEWARK, Ohio, Feb. 6, 2019 Area manufacturers can empower employees to become leaders by participating in a free training series offered by Central Ohio Technical College's (COTC) Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC). Manufacturing Leaders in Manufacturing 1.0 is a four-part free leadership training program offered to Coshocton and contiguous communities. Employers with an industrial, manufacturing and/or engineering technology based workforce are invited to participate. Supervisors, managers and crew/team leaders are good candidates for this free series. Training will be held at the COTC Coshocton campus, 200 N. Whitewoman St., room 150, on Feb. 13, 27 and Mar. 13, 27, 8 a.m. to noon. Open to the first 20 participants. Register at For more information contact Vicki Maple, COTC vice president for workforce development, community affairs, extended campuses and the Gateway at 740.364.9565 or This training is offered in collaboration with the Advancing Coshocton through Technical Training (ACtTT) initiative.

Topics include:

• Comprehensive Communication: Essential Skills of Communicating

• Foundational Leadership: Essential Skills of Leadership

• Conflict Resolution: Resolving and Managing Conflict

• Project Planning: Leading Successful Projects

"At COTC, we encourage local employers to empower their employees to emerge as leaders with this free training," explained Maple. "As employers recognize leadership potential in their workforce and advance them, they can then backfill the talent pipeline with the new industrial technicians we are training at COTC. It's a proven model in workforce development."  

The WDIC is committed to improving the skills of the local workforce and to grow economic development in Ohio, providing a competitive edge and furthering the mission of COTC to meet the technical education and training needs of students and employers in the area.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.