Labor Secretary Checks Out Northeast Ohio’s Manufacturing Workforce Development

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh visited Cleveland this week to check out the workforce development capabilities of MAGNET, which oversees Cuyahoga County’s industry sector partnership, Workforce Connect.

At this event, OMA Managing Director of Workforce Services Sara Tracey and Lorain County Community College President Dr. Marcia Ballinger briefed the secretary and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Ohio’s earn-and-learn initiative, which is supported by a U.S. Department of Labor grant. They also discussed Ohio’s plans to expand work-based learning to address the manufacturing talent shortage.

This video report by News 5 Cleveland notes that the proposed trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill “and the likely requirement that all project products used are manufactured in America” will place greater demands on workforce development. 10/27/2021