To build Ohio’s manufacturing talent pipeline, COMP is a member of the Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership (OMWP), a statewide initiative to upskill 5,000 Ohioans through innovative work-and-learn (apprenticeship) strategies. The program is funded by a $12 million, four-year U.S. Department of Labor grant.
Promote collaboration and resource sharing among manufacturers and their education and workforce partners through regional sector partnerships.
New programs will adopt the best elements of traditional apprenticeship programs while giving manufacturers the flexibility to focus on skills and outcomes most important to their success. Businesses can decide what works best for them while providing work-and-learn programs that include:
Ensure career readiness by connecting training to specific industry-recognized credentials.
Work-and-learn programs give employees specific skills they need to be effective in today’s modern manufacturing. An industry-recognized credential is a third-party verification of an individual’s competence and can take many forms, including certifications, certificates, licenses and degrees.
Credentials also align to well-defined career pathways for employees. This is especially attractive to workers who desire a long-term development strategy, especially young people. This can be key to long-term retention.
Work-and-learn strategies will be a central focus as we address the workforce challenge in Central Ohio. For more information, Amber Gibbs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Endorsed by The Ohio Manufacturers' Association