The iSTAR program career pathway model has been piloted at NSCC with over a 90% completion and hire success rate. iSTAR strengthens the established model with the addition of a broader employer base and Career Coaches to focus on the long-term unemployed in northwest Ohio.
WSOS Community Action will help identify long-term unemployed, from the northwest Ohio region, who are good candidates for iSTAR. WSOS will assist in funding tuition, equipment, on-the-job training, and non-academic support systems, like career coaching. WSOS Community Action will help students overcome barriers and complete the program successfully.
Once prospective students have been identified, Northwest State will assess them, ensuring their skills and aptitudes align with the focus of the program. The iSTAR program begins with a 16-week training course.