WORKFORCE SERVICES WEBINAR: Breaking Barriers and Building Careers with WorkAdvance

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association Workforce Services Webinar Series is back with a new success story that highlights the effectiveness of the Industry Sector Partnership (ISP) in building careers. The Good Jobs Challenge WorkAdvance program presents “Breaking Barriers and Building Careers: A WorkAdvance Success Story”, a webinar that takes a closer look at how ISP is changing the landscape of employment and training opportunities.

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Ohio Manufacturers’ Workforce Summit 2023: November 8

The Ohio Manufacturers’ has announced Wednesday, November 8, 2023, as the date for 2023 Workforce Summit. Quest Conference Center. Created in 2017, the summit will be held at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio, and will offer resources, tools, support, new content, and fresh ideas to manufacturers and their workforce partners, suppliers, advocates, and champions to improve workforce skills and increase the supply of quality workers in Ohio’s manufacturing industry.

The 2023 Ohio Manufacturers’ Workforce Summit is expected to attract 400 participants and will dive into priority workforce topics such as:

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Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership Employer $500 Training Incentive Program

Earn $500 Per Employee for Your Qualifying In-House Training Program

Manufacturers providing earn-and-learn opportunities to their employees are now eligible for $500 per person to offset the cost of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. The Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership (OMWP) is now offering incentives for employers who are willing to formalize their earn-and-learn programs and provide participant data through the Scaling Apprenticeship initiative. This incentive can be combined with programs like TechCred to offset the cost of tuition, credentials, assessments, and other training-related expenses. This is a first-come, first-serve program for qualifying manufacturer programs, so be sure to complete the application today.

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Workforce Learning Webinar for Ohio Educators through Industry Partnerships

Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 10-11 a.m. to discuss providing workforce learning for Ohio educators through industry partnerships. The OSLN is dedicated to inspiring and training the next generation of innovative leaders in Ohio. It connects innovative schools, teachers, and administrators to each other and to national resources, supports schools and communities that want to create innovative schools and programs, builds community awareness and drives school and industry partnerships. The network operates as a public-private partnership between the Ohio Department of Education and Battelle.

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Ohio Manufacturers’ Association’s New Workforce Services Roadmap

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association has announced the availability of the latest OMA Workforce Roadmap. Guiding the workforce community since 2017, the Workforce Roadmap lays out the strategies that will continue to bolster OMA’s network of Industry Sector Partnerships to protect and grow Ohio manufacturing. OMA’s workforce priorities are designed to:

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Manufacturers’ Workforce Summit in Cincinnati: October 18-20

With October as Manufacturing Month, the Manufacturing Institute’s Inaugural Workforce Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be a showcase event held October 18-20, 2022. The Summit will feature professionals from leading companies and thought leaders who are experts on new and innovative practices in workforce development. Ohio Manufacturers’ Association President Ryan Augsburger will be a plenary session speaker, promoting the many Ohio workforce innovations.

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Integrating Refugees into Your Workplace Webinar

Since 2018, more than 500 Ukrainians have resettled in Ohio, many in the Cleveland area. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, in 2019 Ohio welcomed around 1,500 refugees. With an increase in Ohio’s population of immigrants – many of whom are skilled and eager to work – employers have an opportunity to take advantage of this new source of job candidates. The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association is offering a 60-minute paid webinar on the opportunity to tap this resource to fill positions. The webinar will be held Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Webinar on Industry 4.0 for Workforce Development

Everyone is talking about Industry 4.0 (I4.0), smart manufacturing and innovative technology — but a lot of us are still confused about what those terms mean, how they overlap, and what we should do to redevelop our workforces to manage these technologies. To help manufacturers and their workforce partners better understand the trends in I4.0 from a talent perspective, the Ohio Manufacturers Association is offering a 60-minute webinar on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 10:00-11 a.m.

Speaker Mary Ann Pacelli, M.Ed., Division Chief, Learning Systems and Competitions, NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), brings a national perspective and a straightforward approach to training and credentialing the manufacturing workforce to prepare for the next generation of technology.

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