Exciting NEWS! The SOD Center has recently been awarded the Ohio Governor's Office of Appalachia Regional Job Training Grant for The Salem Area Industrial Training Center and Workforce Initiative.

The Center will be designed to give all area industries and businesses access to a fully equipped location they can use for employee job training, from onboarding new employees to continuing education, safety training, OSHA training, equipment training, skills advancement, and more. Local companies will also be able to pool resources to conduct larger group training on shared topics.

The Workforce Initiative is a partnership with the Salem High School Alumni Association and local businesses to educate high school students on career opportunities through a roving counselor, pairing them up with businesses and the Alumni Association vocational scholarships to employ them upon graduation.

It is a very exciting time at The SOD Center. Watch for more updates coming soon.

SOD Training Center Opening

October 29, 2018

The Sustainable Opportunity Development Center, Inc. (The SOD Center) announces the opening of The SOD Training Center November 1st, 2018. The SOD Training Center offers a location in Salem, Ohio to help meet the training needs of area businesses. 

New Training Administrator

September 13, 2018

Lesley Kline has been hired as the new Training Administrator of the SOD Training Center. She is from Salem, Ohio and attended Salem High School and The University of Akron. She has spent the last 24 years training and teaching in many different set

Salem Community Foundation Tuition Grant

August 06, 2018

In observance of its 20th anniversary, the Salem Community Foundation Tuition Grant Program is now available to Kent State Salem students living within the Salem City, West Branch, South Range, United and Leetonia Village school districts.  Addition

SOD Center Awarded Regional Job Training Grant

July 29, 2018

Exciting NEWS! The SOD Center has recently been awarded the Ohio Governor's Office of Appalachia Regional Job Training Grant for The Salem Area Industrial Training Center and Workforce Initiative. The Center will be designed to give all area industr

JOB OPENING: Part Time Training Administrator

July 01, 2018

Apply Before July 31, 2018.Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Training Administrator is responsible for support and development of The Industrial Training Center at The SOD Center. This position will coordinate with businesses, partic
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