Experts Examine Ohio’s Workforce Progress

Ohio manufacturers’ workforce challenges and recent achievements are the focus of a report published this week by Columbus Business First. Read the story.

The publication spotlights Ohio’s manufacturer-led industry sector partnerships, Goods Jobs Challenge grant, and other collaborative efforts. The story quotes workforce experts who were featured speakers at last month’s Ohio Manufacturers’ Workforce Summit, including Ohio State University Professor Ned Hill and Harvard Professor Joseph Fuller.

To provide young people more exposure to manufacturing careers, Hill is encouraging manufacturers to hire 16- to 18-year-olds for part-time jobs. Members can check out this OMA guidance on Ohio’s Manufacturing Mentorship Program. 12/21/2023