Ohio TechNet (OTN) is a consortium of career technical centers, Ohio Technical Centers, community colleges and universities that have partnered with The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA) and other state and national partners to make Ohio a leader in solving our manufacturing workforce shortage.
OTN partners have expanded registered apprenticeship programs and launched other Earn & Learn models that align with Ohio’s most in-demand jobs.
OTN launched and is leading the expansion of FastPathOhio.com to help Ohio colleges and universities connect with adults whose on-the-job training may qualify for college credit through Prior Learning Assessment.
Ohio TechNet (OTN) partners with industry-led sector partnerships (ISPs) across the state to facilitate collaboration among education, economic development, workforce development and industry partners to address workforce gaps. Get involved with the ISP in your region.
Our education partners are helping prepare the next generation of manufacturers. To collaborate or start a program of your own, get contact information here.
“It will provide us with another resource for obtaining individuals with the skill set we are needing and will also help position our company with the ability to provide quality products to our worldwide customer base.“
“It is because of strong partners like Ohio TechNet that OMA felt confident in establishing workforce as an organizational statewide priority. Nearly every county in Ohio is impacted by Ohio TechNet’s enhanced manufacturing training programs. OMA embraces the opportunity to connect employers to our Ohio TechNet partners.”
“A well-rounded education elevates the employee to a higher status. Because of the hands-on experience, the employee is well prepared for the field.”
“CNC operators are in high demand. We welcome entering this partnership to set up the kind of program that could help fill that need. Any academic institution that takes the time to work with employers to find out what they need, that’s a relationship that is worthwhile!”