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Posted on January 19th, 2010

Preferred Training Opportunities with Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio- The Workforce Development & Corporate Services Division of Sinclair Community College (WFD&CS) and Miami Valley Research Foundation (MVRF), owner and developer of Miami Valley Research Park (MVRP), have signed a memorandum of understanding for Sinclair's WFD&CS division to provide Research Park residents with preferred training opportunities. The agreement was signed January 5 by Deb Norris, Sinclair Vice President for WFD&CS, and Bruce Pearson, MVRF President and CEO.

"We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Sinclair's Workforce Development & Corporate Services Division to offer our residents preferred non-credit training opportunities with one of the premier two-year colleges in the nation," said MVRF's Pearson. "This gives our technology- based resident companies additional added value for their decision to locate in the region's finest research park by providing direct access to the many in-class and online non-credit offerings provided by Sinclair's Workforce Development Division."

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010, Miami Valley Research Park contains 1,250 acres of land in the eastern suburban communities of Beavercreek and Kettering. The non-profit MVRP is a university-related research park affiliated with four local academic institutions including Sinclair, Central State University, The University of Dayton, and Wright State University. Started in 1984, it is designed to attract advanced technology companies and organizations involved in original research, prototype development or the application of technology to products or services.

Among MVRP's residents are the Air Force Institute of Technology's School of Systems & Logistics, Booz Allen Hamilton , BWI Group, Defense Acquisition University, Deloitte, Edison Materials Technology Center, Kodak, Northrop Grumman, Reynolds & Reynolds, and Strategic Leadership Associates, Inc. In addition, Community Tissue Services recently broke ground for its new 90,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility in MVRP.

"Sinclair's Workforce Development & Corporate Services' mission is to be a partner in meeting the workforce needs of individuals, employers and the community through an array of innovative, high-value, customer-focused programs and services," said Norris. "This newest agreement with Miami Valley Research Foundation is in line with our commitment to meet the training needs of businesses and industries that have been identified as strategic to the growth of the Dayton region. This closely follows our recent upgrades to the technical capabilities of the computer labs, equipment and Testing Center at Sinclair's Learning Center at Miami Valley Research Park."

The MOU establishes an effective partnership model between Sinclair and MVRF for providing ongoing quality training opportunities to MVRP residents at a reduced cost. As part of the MOU, Sinclair and MVRF agree to commit the necessary personnel and marketing resources to its success.

For more information about Miami Valley Research Park, visit For more information about Sinclair's Workforce Development & Corporate Services Division go online at

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