This week, almost 500 OMA members, manufacturers and their workforce suppliers, including government, education and training, and economic development professionals, met in Columbus to work on improving the talent pipeline for Ohio’s leading industry: manufacturing.
Attendees from all regions of the state learned about the characteristics of successful regional workforce partnerships, best practices and initiatives underway throughout Ohio.
Industry sector partnerships are a recognized best practice with demonstrated results across the country for addressing real and common manufacturing workforce shortages and/or skill gaps.
Manufacturers also need to continue upping our game in communicating to young people and other job seekers about the many job and career opportunities that exist in modern manufacturing. To that end, a new brand, Making Ohio, was debuted and promoted at the event.
If you want to be kept informed about OMA’s workforce services and activities, see this “Next Steps” flier and sign up form. 11/2/2017
Pictured: OMA president Eric Burkland addressing attendees at Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Summit 2017