Shelly Barhorst

I am a firm believer that life is all about CONNECTIONS. Workforce Partnership is making an impact on my students by allowing them to see the many different opportunities that are right here in Shelby County. My students are learning skills that will allow them to be ready for the workforce and also in life. As a parent, educator, and member of the Fort Loramie community, I am passionate about this program and I feel that it is making a difference in our students’ lives! We are very fortunate to have such a great program so close to home.”
Shelly Barhorst, Fort Loramie Schools
8th Gr. Career Connections Teacher

Hometown Opportunity

Workforce Academy


Sidney Middle School

RCI Tech Lab-Sidney High 

Sidney High School

Fort Loramie Middle School


Regional Partners





Perfect Attendance Pays Off
Congrats to Seven Wise for winning the Beats Solo3 headphones! Eight Sidney High School  Workforce students had perfect attendance for first semester and were entered into a drawing to win the Beats. In order to stress the importance of attendance in the workplace, the Workforce Partnership sponsored this awesome prize for one first semester student and one second semester student! #perfectattendancepaysoff


Workforce Partnership is Excited to Join with Hometown Opportunity

Shelby County and West Central Ohio have been blessed with hundreds of businesses, industries and manufacturers owned by people who pride themselves on doing an honest day’s work for themselves and their customers. The result of this exemplary work ethic is successful businesses that are growing and expanding. Hometown Opportunity focuses on connecting local business with local employees via their web site. Employers can post their jobs and job seekers can post their resumes.

Click on the image below to visit their website. We think that you will be excited about this great resource, also. See for yourself that you don’t need to leave your local community or commute long distances to pursue a great career!  

Hometown Opportunity



Internships Beneficial to Students and Businesses

Bryce Swank, a Senior at Botkins High School, is a student in Manufacturing taught by Mr. Norm Leugers. Brian has been hired as an intern at Slagle Mechanical Contractors. He is pictured with his supervisor Jake Wachauf.


In the video below he is learning more about welding.