Fifteen area employers from Auglaize and Mercer Counties participated in an Employer Forum hosted by Tri Star Career Compact at the Celina Education Complex Wednesday. Don Berry, Tri Star CBI Instructor, and Jared Ebbing, Mercer County’s Economic Development Director, served as moderators for the two-hour panel discussion. The forum was organized as part of an inservice day for Celina teachers but was open to anyone interested in hearing from the employers. The company representatives discussed their employment needs, addressing issues they see when hiring students and answering questions such as what teachers could do to prepare their students for employment. Employers that participated were Nidec Minster, Ferguson, Duesway, Celina Tent, JR Manufacturing, Pax, Crown, AAP St. Marys, Mercer Health, Precision Strip, Reynolds and Reynolds, and Valco. The forum was videotaped by NK Telco and will be made available to teachers interested in using it in their classrooms. Contact the Tri Star office for details. Thanks to all who helped make the forum a success.