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Welcome to NEORTC!

The Northeast Ohio Regional Training Center (NEORTC) proudly serves the counties of Ashland, Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne. NEORTC's offices and training site are located at:

264 South Arlington Street, Akron, OH 44306

As part of the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP), NEORTC is committed to high quality, culturally responsive, family-centered, job related training for child welfare staff in its fourteen-county region.

As of 12/4/2020, all in person trainings offered through NEORTC are cancelled through December 31, 2020 due to increasing Covid cases. 

If you are in need of scheduling an online training event, staff may register through E-track for sessions by going to: advanced search/learning type/online learning. For foster parent training,go toFoster Parent College (FPC).

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Additionally, NEORTC staff are available to address questions or concerns regarding other training opportunities.

Please contact:
Mary Serapiglia, Director, at
Jodie Hembree, Staff Training Coordinator, at
Julie Hayden, Foster Parent Training Coordinator, at
Debra Huff, Foster Parent Training Coordinator, at

The health and well-being of those we serve, our staff and the community are our top priorities.  We appreciate your continued support and understanding. 

In cooperation with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO), and the Institute for Human Services (IHS), NEORTC's staff has provided competency-based training since 1986.

Please visit our current staff training and foster parent training calendars, and be sure to contact us with any questions.

Click HERE to view the NEORTC Online Caseworker Core Orientation Guide. (Please note:  Chrome is the recommended browser to view this online Guide)


Interested in participating in the OCWTP coaching program? Coaching request forms are available below. RTC staff will contact you with additional information upon receipt.

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