The Ohio Technical Skills Innovation Network, or Ohio TechNet, is a statewide consortium of over 40 community colleges, universities and technical centers focused on accelerating innovation to meet manufacturing workforce needs. Eleven founding community colleges launched Ohio TechNet in 2014 with support from the US Department of Labor. Since that date, the collaborative framework of Ohio TechNet has helped to generate over $60M of manufacturing and technology workforce investment in Ohio. OTN members partner closely with the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, the Ohio Defense Manufacturing Community, JobsOhio and other state and national partners, including a number of Manufacturing USA Institutes.
A lack of qualified instructors will impede Ohio's ability to train workers for careers aligned to Industry 4.0. To address this issue, Lorain County Community College is partnering with Rockwell Automation, IST Ohio and FANUC America to provide statewide Industry 4.0 training in Automation and Robotics by delivering a blend of in-person and online learning where instructors of all levels (from high school through to university) will earn industry-recognized credentials and a nationally validated certification.
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