Collaboration Is The Key To Unlocking A Competitive Future

Our strategic partnerships with educators are the key to solving the manufacturing workforce challenges in Ohio and advancing collaborative, system-level solutions.

Bridging The Skills Gap Together

Ohio TechNet launched in 2014 through a U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant to Lorain County Community College on behalf of a statewide consortium of 11 community colleges. Since then, our consortium has more than doubled in size and future expansion is anticipated.

As colleges continue to invest time, energy, and resources into advancing Ohio’s manufacturing workforce through outcomes-based education and training programs, the consortium is actively seeking, and welcomes, partners and funders to help achieve these goals.

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Your engagement will result in:

  • More Ohioans prepared to provide the most in-demand skills needed by Ohio’s manufacturers
  • A pathway to prosperity as additional Ohioans are trained for family-sustaining manufacturing careers
  • Expanded industry engagement resulting in more people earning credentials that demonstrate they have the skills employers need
  • Expansion of apprenticeships and other work-based learning programs, pairing expert employees with eager trainees as a key solution to Ohio’s skills gap challenge

By 2019, OTN is projected to serve more than 3,000 participants


Nearly 70% of Ohio TechNet participants were employed at enrollment


More than 500 employer partners

Experiential Advancement Readiness Network Project

Interested in building an innovative earn-and-learn program on your campus? Columbus State Community College and Lorain County Community College can help organizations develop programs that are replicable for a variety of career pathways.


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We have partnered with the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and Skills Commons to create a portal of free training resources.


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Ohio is booming with manufacturing jobs! Find info on jobs, pay, career paths, education and more, all right here.


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Have you received on-the-job training? See how you can earn college credits based on your previous work and life experiences.




Partner Schools

Find Your Program. Find Your Way.

We’ve partnered with many colleges across the state that can help you plan your future and find your way to the exciting,creative, and high-tech field of manufacturing.