Promoting Manufacturing Careers

Manufacturing for the modern age

We recognize that it can be challenging to engage students in today’s manufacturing careers and educational pathways. The following resources can help support your recruitment and outreach efforts.

 I’m a student/parent who would like to learn more about careers in manufacturing!


I’m an employer who wants to engage with training partners.


Get resources to promote manufacturing

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association partnered with California State University to provide easy access to high-quality free and open training resources for Ohio manufacturers and their workforce partners.

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Engaging diverse talent

We support the Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, which is helping connect women, people of color, veterans and formerly incarcerated adults to manufacturing careers via innovative earn-and-learn models.

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Women getting WISE

WISE Pathways is a career exploration course designed for women to explore nontraditional, in-demand jobs in manufacturing, advanced industries, and other skilled careers.

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Foundations for growth

Help students prepare for a successful career with one of Ohio’s booming manufacturing companies in just one year or less.

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Making Ohio

Ohio is booming with manufacturing jobs. This website helps people thinking about a career in manufacturing find info about jobs, locations, pay, career paths and much more.

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Fast Path Ohio

Interested in expanding Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to increase enrollment and accelerate completion? Streamline the PLA process with

Accelerate PLA

Skills commons

We have partnered with the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and Skills Commons to give future manufacturers free learning materials to help them hone the skills that will get them the job.

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Creators Wanted

Manufacturing is all about creation. Creators Wanted is a virtual campaign to help attract the next generation of creative problem solvers.

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Watch & learn

Get to know the people and programs that make up OTN.

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