Workforce Roundup: Ohio Prepares for ‘Silicon Heartland’
From expanding apprenticeship programs to boosting offerings at two-year and four-year institutions, Ohio is preparing its future workforce for careers at Intel and within its vast supplier network, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
To enhance opportunities for Ohio students to earn industry-recognized credentials, the Ohio Department of Education is conducting this brief survey of industrial partners. The feedback will be used in determining which credentials are most valuable.
OMA Connections Partner MAGNET says that to start a fourth industrial revolution in northeast Ohio, manufacturing companies need role models to see firsthand the advantages of Industry 4.0 technology.
OMA member BASF is getting national attention with its apprenticeship program, which now has nearly 100 apprentices at 20 manufacturing sites across the country.
Meanwhile, a new Gallup workplace report finds 58% of Americans are stressed at their current job. Other recent surveys find that 84% of Gen Z employees reported burnout in the last year — and nearly half were “stressed or anxious all or most of the time.” (Experts say employers can help employees address work-related stress by improving the workplace culture.) 6/23/2022