Employer Partners

Training Our Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

By working with Ohio TechNet, you have the opportunity to invest in the next generation of advanced manufacturing employees.

Training That Matters

Through Ohio TechNet, you will be providing specific on-the-job training and apprenticeships to the future generation of advanced manufacturers. As a result, you will be an industry leader and remain globally competitive.

Ohio TechNet connects advanced manufacturers with transitioning adults, including veterans and trade affected workers, to ensure that they have a supply of well trained employees.

Participating companies work in concert with educational partners to:

  • Participate in program or curriculum design
  • Host paid work experiences
  • Share data on openings, skills, and credentials
  • Provide input on career pathways
  • Consider & hire students who finish the program
  • Serve on advisory panel
  • Host site tours
  • Engage with manufacturers statewide to address Ohio’s skills gap

As a result of these combined efforts, students will acquire an associates degree in a related field as well as their Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) certification.

What are the benefits of being an Ohio TechNet member?

Advanced manufacturers who are part of Ohio TechNet will have a continuous pipeline of skilled manufacturers through our educational partners. In addition, you will have the opportunity to hire students into full time positions once they have completed our program.

What is expected from an Ohio TechNet partner?

For the duration of the program, our company sponsors will provide valuable work experience for our students. As a result they will be expected to provide competitive pay, hands-on instruction, and a flexible schedule. Most students should earn enough to be able to cover their tuition.

How do we select students for the program?

Our student candidates complete and submit an application for acceptance into the program. Employers can then recruit from this pool of exceptional and highly skilled students, veterans, and trade affected workers.

Ohio Manufacturing Careers Council

The Ohio Manufacturing Careers Council (OMCC) launched in September 2015. This council is supported by LIFT, Ohio Department of Higher Education, and Ohio TechNet. 

The OMCC is split into two work teams that assist in defining quality skills for industry roles for our educational partners.

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The Ohio TechNet Employer Partner List

What follows is a partial list of our employers who are engaged with Ohio TechNet in a variety of ways. These employers will provide some but not all of the following: participate in program or curriculum design; host paid work experiences; share data on openings, skills, and credentials; provide input on career pathways; consider & hire students who finish the program; advisory panel participation; host site tours; and OMCC involvement.

Company Educational Partners Location
Advanced Staffing Solutions Owens Community College Southgate, MI
Aerotek Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Mason, OH
Betco Owens Community College Toledo, OH
Bi-Con Services, Inc. Zane State College Derwent, OH
Continental Structural Plastics Owens Community College Auburn Hills, MI
EMC Precision Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
Enginetics Aerospace Sinclair Community College Huber Heights, OH
F&P America Manufacturing Sinclair Community College Troy, OH
General Plug & Mfg Co Lorain County Community College Grafton, OH
GKN Driveline Owens Community College Bowling Green, OH
Global Precision Parts Owens Community College Ottoville, OH
Humanetics Lorain County Community College Huron, OH
Island Aseptics Zane State College Byesville, OH
Jet Machine Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
Kao Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
Lincoln Electric Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland, OH
Lincoln Electric Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland, OH
Magna Exteriors Sinclair Community College Toledo, OH
Makino Inc Sinclair Community College Mason, OH
Mazak Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Florence, KY
Mennel Milling Owens Community College Fostoria, OH
Patriot Stainless, Inc. USA Zane State College Zanesville, OH
Pioneer Pipe/Pioneer Group Zane State College Marietta, OH
PJ Trailers Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Bethel, OH
Plidco Lorain County Community College Westlake, Ohio
Quanex IG Systems Zane State College Cambridge, OH
Renhill Owens Community College Toledo, OH
Sauder Woodworking Owens Community College Archbold, OH
Staffmark Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
Thogus Products Lorain County Community College Avon Lake, OH
Toledo Edison Owens Community College Toledo, OH
U.S. Bridge Zane State College Cambridge, OH