The Benefits of Posting Job Openings

Did you know that employers can post job openings with Ohio One-Stops and Pennsylvania CareerLinks^® free of charge? The Oh-Penn Career Pathways team strongly encourages manufacturers to take advantage of this service. Posting your openings is not only beneficial in helping you to identify job candidates, but it is also the best way that we…

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WorkKeys Adoption Encouraged for Manufacturers

Manufacturers representing the 5-county Oh-Penn region met on Friday, April 19 to hear how implementing new hiring practices focused on credentials and assessments can provide a recruiting system that decreases turnover and increases retention and production. Judith Crocker, representing The Manufacturing Institute, provided a presentation on the tools needed to establish and maintain a hiring…

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Upcoming Event: MVMC Meeting

Please join us for an informational session open to all members and other regional manufacturers throughout the Oh-Penn Interstate Region. The session will focus on how skills certifications and assessments can help manufacturers: Reduce Turnover * Improve Retention * Improve Production * Increase Productivity Make Better Promotion Decisions* Reduce on-the-job Training Time Improve Workplace Safety…

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Ohio Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace (EIMW)

To adequately prepare today’s students for future employment in a competitive global economy, especially current and future manufacturing openings, educators must have up-to-date, accurate information and a clear understanding of the academic and technical skills needed in the workplace. The best place to get this information is “on-the-job” and from experts in the field. The…

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Nordson Xaloy

Nordson XALOY is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of components and melt delivery systems for injection and extrusion machinery. The company has offered the highest quality in barrels, high performance feed screws, preassembled plasticating systems, heat transfer rolls, melt pumps, screen changers, pelletizers, and cleaning ovens for more than 82 years. Nordson Xaloy’s presence…

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Get involved!

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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