Ohio TechNet

We are a consortium of 11 Ohio community colleges, 240 employers, workforce partners from 71 counties and the State of Ohio leading a statewide initiative to address the skills gap by developing targeted manufacturing training programs for transitioning adults, especially veterans, the under-employed and those impacted by foreign trade.

Our Mission


Ohio TechNet is designed to transform the way in which higher education works with employers and workforce partners to better align industry needs with education and training for Advanced Manufacturing in Ohio.



The Ohio TechNet consortium consists of 240 employers and 11 community colleges partnering with workforce agencies that collectively provide services reaching 71 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Most consortium colleges are recognized on the Manufacturing Institute’s M-List, demonstrating that they are teaching manufacturing students to industry standards.



Ohio TechNet has grown from 47 initial employer partners to more than 240 employers who are interested in helping develop programs/provide on-the-job training/hire Ohio TechNet participants to fill the skills gap in Ohio. Industry engagement is key to the success of this initiative!


Manufacturing employers statewide are welcome to participate in the Ohio Manufacturing Careers Council which launched September 2015 with the support of LIFT, Ohio Department of Higher Education and Ohio TechNet. Interested in learning more?  Contact ohiotechnet@lorainccc.edu

Contact Us


If you have any questions about educational programs, certifications, employer listings, or becoming a part of the Consortium please feel free to contact us!