Last spring, MAGNET — an OMA Connections Partner and Northeast Ohio’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) — teamed up with OhioMeansJobs Cleveland/Cuyahoga County to make more job seekers aware of manufacturing opportunities in the area. Helping workers who had been dislocated from their jobs due to the pandemic was at the forefront of this effort.
Because career coaches needed content to put in front of job seekers, MAGNET hired a local marketing partner to build a simple website called Discover Manufacturing. The site features several videos that showcase modern manufacturing and its many opportunities — while helping users get in touch with a coach to guide them towards the right training and placement path.
To date, the website has attracted more than 2,100 visitors, and more than 125 individuals have filled out the form to connect to coaches, according to Adam Snyder, managing director for MAGNET’s industry sector partnership, Workforce Connect. 3/8/2021