WILMINGTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A new type of training could soon energize Clinton County’s job market.
In 2008, Wilmington was hit hard by the recession and lost 7,000 jobs when DHL pulled operations from the city.
Since then, it’s not only been a struggle to get the right, new companies in town, but also the right workers.
That’s why city leaders have launched an effort called Energize Clinton County.
It picked up a new partner Wednesday, an online education group called Treehouse.
1,000 scholarships will be given away to help community members learn computer programming skills needed for today’s job market.
“From my standpoint at the chamber, the demand for tech skills at every level is increasing. Small businesses are feeling the pressure to expand their technological offerings and become more efficient by using technology,” said Mark Rembert, Clinton County Chamber of Commerce.
“By 2020, there will be more computer science jobs than there will be students to fill them. So, that will allow people in Wilmington to either work remotely for technology companies or also build tech hubs here,” said Kristen Badal, Business Development, Treehouse.
The program will allow students to complete the technology classes on their own time and place.