By becoming an industry partner with Ohio TechNet, employers can be part of designing the future of state education policies, help eliminate barriers, and play a more significant role in building a pipeline of skilled workers.
Ohio TechNet is the backbone organization to revitalizing educational and employer partnerships while skilling up Ohioans. To meet the hiring needs of Ohio’s large, mid-sized and small manufacturers, we are committed to expanding and bolstering Ohio TechNet’s network of 500+ employer partners, capitalizing on regional contacts with an expanded network of community colleges. The cornerstone to our initiative is the further awarding and recognition of industry credentials statewide, which will result in Ohioans being able to get, keep and advance in present and future jobs, while ensuring manufacturers have confidence that students are completing training and education programs with the skills necessary to succeed.
Inidviduals Enrolled In OTN Programs
Credentials Earned By OTN Students
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Individuals Earning Credentials (As Of 3/31/18)
Since our launch in 2014, Ohio TechNet has connected industry employers with educators to create more pathways for in-demand careers and robust workforce-ready talent pipeline in Ohio.
As employers continue to invest time, energy, and resources into helping shape and advance Ohio’s manufacturing workforce through our education and training partnership programs, we are actively seeking, and welcome, partners and funders to help achieve these goals.
“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!”
We have partnered with the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and Skills Commons to create a portal of free training resources. The materials have been curated by Ohio manufacturers and community college faculty to bring the best-of-the-best content for your training program.
The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association is leading efforts to create industry-led sector partnerships to address the critical workforce needs of employers and generate coordinated solutions that benefit businesses and workers. Sector partnerships facilitate collaboration among education, economic development, workforce development and industry partners to address workforce gaps.
Below is a partial list of employers who are engaged with Ohio TechNet in various ways. Facets of employer engagement include (but are not limited to): Participation in program or curricular design; hosting of paid work experiences; sharing of data on openings, skills and credentials; provision of input on career pathways; giving consideration to program completers; hiring program completers; advisory panel participation; hosting of site tours; and Ohio Manufacturers Careers Council (OMCC) involvement. We appreciate our employer partners and the support they provide.