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To date, the Career Pathways staff has toured Dearing Compressor & Pump Co., Starr Manufacturing, BOC Water Hydraulics, Speciality Fab, Brilex Industries, Commercial Decal, and Doren. We believe this helps the staff to better understand the needs of employers in the area. If you are interested in hosting a tour, please contact: Cynthia Grier –…

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Meet the Staff – Spotlight on Eric Karmecy

Eric Karmecy is a key contributor to the development of Oh-Penn, the nation’s first formally recognized Interstate Region and co-founder of Industry Needs You, an outreach campaign to advance education, training and career opportunities in manufacturing. In his current role as Project Manager for the Oh-Penn Pathways to Competitiveness project, Eric seeks to strengthen regional…

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3D Printer Demonstration at Mercer

The PA Coordinator and Career Pathways Coaches attended a 3D Printer demonstration on February 15 at the Mercer County Career Center. Paul Koontz and Brian Haskell from HITech, Inc. demonstrated the MakerBot, a desktop-sized 3D printer that has the capability of producing plastic objects including: iPhone cases, chess pieces, bracelets, and much more. “Three-dimensional printers…

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Upcoming Event: MVMC Meeting

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Endorsed Skills Certification System (SCS) provides a solution to the challenges related to finding the skilled workers companies need. The Skills Certification System is a tool that can be utilized as part of the process for employee selection or promotion. Manufacturers have reported that the certifications improve the hiring…

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Specialty Fab

Specialty Fab, Inc. is a welding and fabrication job shop that works with customer supplied drawings to meet their exact specifications. Specialty Fab frequently works with the career and technical centers in the community and it pays off, not only for them, but for the students who come to them. Dave Hughes, President of Specialty…

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Career Development Facilitator Training

The Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) is an internationally-recognized credential for professionals involved in providing career facilitation and guidance. On February 27th, the Ohio and Pennsylvania Coordinators joined the five counties’ Career Pathways Coaches to begin the 12 week, 120 hour Career Development Facilitator Training. The course consists of 12 competencies including Helping Skills, Career…

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