Fifteen European Professional Fellows learning in northwest Ohio

Fifteen European Professional Fellows learning in northwest Ohio

Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development (GLC) will host community-organizing professional fellows from Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia who are participating in the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program for six weeks in the United States. The Professional Fellows Program brings emerging leaders from around the world to the United States for intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise.…

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Great Lakes Consortium celebrates 20 years

Great Lakes Consortium celebrates 20 years

Great Lakes Consortium for International Training & Development celebrated 20 years of forging worldwide partnerships with an event at the Inverness Club of Toledo on April 23, 2019. The event, titled “Inspiring International Connections,” recognized the achievements of the consortium in supporting intercultural, international programs that have brought more than 1,400 international guests from 20 different countries to northwest Ohio for training and development. The consortium has also sent more than 1,000 Americans overseas for programs throughout its history.…

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International guests learn new energy-saving techniques

International guests learn new energy-saving techniques

Housing Inspector Matt Byers hangs a red nylon tarp inside of the front doorway of an empty house that serves as a training ground for the WSOS (now Great Lakes Community Action Partnership) Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) crew workers. Attached to the bottom of the tarp is a high-powered fan that blows air outside of the house. The device — a blower door — creates lower pressure inside the house, causing higher-pressure air outside the house to enter the residence through cracks or openings in the home’s exterior.…

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