More Than 500 Attend OMA’s Workforce Summit

This week, more than 525 individuals from across Ohio took part in the OMA’s third annual Ohio Manufacturers’ Workforce Summit at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus. See photos from the summit here.

Participants were provided new information about Ohio’s existing workforce development efforts, as well as updated details about plans to create 5,000 apprenticeships statewide over the next four years. Individual breakout sessions — presented by workforce experts — shared strategies and best practices to grow manufacturing talent at the local level.

Other highlights included a keynote address by Ohio Development Services Agency Director Lydia Mihalik, as well as informative presentations on industry sector partnerships, automation and robotics, and how to engage non-traditional populations in manufacturing career pathways. See the summit welcome video from Lt. Gov. Jon Husted. 10/30/2019