Our Vision

By utilizing a combination of resources, Raise the Bar Hancock County is ready to improve economic growth for the area and quality of life for its residents. The organization’s mission statement will be accomplished through a two-fold effort of Raise the Bar and Hancock HIRES.

Our Mission is

to have a prepared, expanding workforce allowing for growth now and in the future to fulfill our economic potential

Raise the Bar Hancock County is a partnership of education, business, social services and community leaders focused on aligning and integrating the Hancock County Ohio community learning system with economic growth and a high quality of life. One of the immediate goals of this organization is to fill job vacancies that exist today and in the near future.

Hancock HIRES (Helping Individuals Reach Employment Stability) is an approach used to fill the jobs of today in collaboration with Ohio Means Jobs Hancock County, training programs and industry.

Other goals of Raise the Bar include a diverse, qualified workforce; seamless education system, core metrics and economic and residential development.

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Our Mission is

to have a prepared, expanding workforce allowing for growth now and in the future to fulfill our
economic potential

Raise the Bar Hancock County has applied to become a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Funding for the workforce development organization is coming from several sources including: The Hancock County Commissioners, The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, Findlay-Hancock Economic Development and United Way of Hancock County. Each of these entities has committed $30,000 per year, for five years, beginning in 2016. The City of Findlay is in the process of finalizing their investment.