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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Career Pathways Ambassadors – Calling ALL Manufacturers

The Industry Partners of PA and the MVMC are seeking additional individuals interested in serving as Career Pathway Ambassadors to speak on behalf of the manufacturing industry throughout the Oh-Penn Interstate Region. Ambassadors will be called upon to speak to various audiences, including youth, transitioning adults, school administrators and the media about the many opportunities…

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MVMC Quarterly Meeting

The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition held its General Member meeting on January 18th. Nearly 80 members representing manufacturing, education, workforce development and community-based organizations attended. Participants broke into groups to further discuss planning regarding how to replicate some of the activities that have been successful in Pennsylvania into Ohio, including: * Educators in the Manufacturing…

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Learn More about the YSU & EGCC Internship Program

Youngstown State University and Eastern Gateway Community College recently received a $570,000 grant that will establish the Program for Internships and Co-Ops in Advanced Manufacturing (PICAM). PICAM will fund 45 full-time and 62 half-time internships for students in the manufacturing field at YSU’s STEM College, the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration, and students at…

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