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Hardworking, Reliable, and Dedicated

At Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County, we recognize that the most important assets for businesses in Ashtabula County are their employees. Hardworking, reliable, and dedicated individuals have driven businesses ahead in our county for generations.  Making sure that our local workforce is able to meet the demands of our local economy is critical to the growth of our county.  At Growth Partnership we are working with local leaders to development programs, processes, and ideas to drive Workforce Development in Ashtabula County. The County's Workforce Development and Career Awareness Programs are provided below.

Workforce Development

Career Awareness

Employee Training

Opportunities to Develop Your Future Leaders!


Growth Partnership and LEADERship Ashtabula County have teamed up with The Computer Workshop to deliver four featured in-person courses to help businesses advance the leadership and communication abilities of their team members. Growth Partnership members get a 25% discount!

Business Communications

To be successful in the workplace, you must be able to effectively communicate and cooperate with coworkers and external people. Students will enhance their communication skills to interact more effectively with superiors, colleagues, team members, customers, and vendors, and ultimately improve their overall job performance. Cost = $299 (GP members); $350 (Non-members).

Dealing with Conflict and Difficult People

Conflict at work is inevitable. Since you can’t prevent conflict, the most important thing is to learn how to manage conflict in productive ways. You will learn about different types of conflict and how to work effectively to manage those scenarios so you can get work done without hassle and stress. Cost = $339 (GP members); $399 (Non-members).

Teamwork & Team Building

Whether at work, in the community, or at home, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. Having a strong team will benefit any organization and will lead to more successes. This course will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. Cost = $299 (GP members); $350 (Non-members).

Communication Strategies

This course will help participants understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them. Course Objectives: Understand what communication is; Identify barriers to communication and how to overcome them; Develop their non-verbal and paraverbal communication skills; Listen actively and effectively; Ask good questions. Cost = $299 (GP members); $350 (Non-members).

There are many places right here in Ashtabula County that offer employee training specific to what your employees need to succeed.


Employees can take classes at Kent State University at the Ashtabula Campus and the Ashtabula County Career Technology Campus (A-Tech) offer customized employee training. The possibilities are endless.

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