“Industry Needs You” is an outreach campaign on behalf of the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative, a partnership between the Industry Partners of Lawrence and Mercer Counties of Pennsylvania and the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition. The mission of this joint effort is to stimulate interest in manufacturing careers among young people of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania across multiple disciplines, and connect them with the opportunities available to them.
Manufacturing remains a major source of employment in this region and, contrary to popular opinion, many great jobs in manufacturing are still available. Skilled trades are the third most in-demand employment category — after engineering and nursing — in the United States. It is vital to the manufacturers in the five Oh-Penn Interstate Region counties of Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer in Pennsylvania, and to the economic development of the region, that we offer a well-trained, skilled workforce. To that end, we are using all the communications tools available to us to raise the profile of the types of jobs available in manufacturing, increase awareness of the career opportunities offered in manufacturing, and improve the image of this very viable, very satisfying career choice.
If you would like more information on the Industry Needs You campaign, Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative, or Manufacturing in the five-county region, please use the contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.