Skills Gap Analysis Results Now Available

The recent skills gap analysis results that were presented by Ken Mull with EDSI, Inc., Dearborn, Michigan at the recent Oh-Penn Manufacturing Forum have been published.  The report highlights what skills area manufacturers require and addresses the skills gaps are between job seekers and available positions in manufacturing.  To view the entire report with the…

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Oh-Penn Manufacturing Forum Recap

Over 170 representatives from local manufacturers, government, education and training providers attended the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Forum held on October 31st, 2013 in W. Middlesex, PA.  The event highlighted the progress made to date from the Oh-Penn Pathways to Competitiveness grant and revealed the progress made in the first year of the grant. 1,336 credentials have…

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MSSC Credentials

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that…

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Gasser Chair Wins Award for Print Ad Campaign

Congratulations to MVMC member Gasser Chair Co. who received an award for the Best Print Advertising Campaign with its “Gasser Dazzles” campaign at the 13th annual American Gaming Association Communications Awards Banquet. The awards recognize outstanding corporate communications, public relations and advertising in the gambling industry. This was the second win for Gasser Chair in…

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Industry Needs You Cited in the New York Times

In a recent New York Times article that highlights the resurgence of American manufacturing, the Industry Needs You campaign and other efforts ongoing within the Western PA Workforce Investment Board were highlighted as best practices when trying to address the long-term solution surrounding the skilled labor pool shortages in manufacturing. Click here to read the…

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Training Provider of the Month: Mahoning Co. Career and Technical Center (MCCTC)

The Adult Career Center of Mahoning County Career and Technical Center continues to provide customized training for business and industry. This year, MCCTC had the opportunity to be part of the pre-hire training with Exterran along with the Trumbull and Columbiana Adult Career Centers. The Exterran training included training sessions for human resources, shop math,…

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NIMS Credentials

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifies an individual’s skills as measured against the NIMS Standards. Earning NIMS credentials requires a performance test and a theory test. The performance requirements and theory tests are drawn directly from the NIMS Standards, and are written and piloted by industry. NIMS currently offers 52 metalworking credentials. To…

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MANUFACTURER SPOTLIGHT STARR MANUFACTURING, INC.

For over 50 years, Starr Manufacturing (SMI) in Vienna, Ohio, has been a supplier and partner to diverse industries including power generation, mining, structural steel machine bases, material handling, waste management, and environmental / water pollution equipment; machine manufacturers’ (OEM) equipment, and recently the oil and gas industry. SMI is well equipped and fabricates, machines,…

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