EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Mfg Workshops Available throughout Oh-Penn Region

To inform the public about manufacturing careers available in the Oh-Penn region (Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania), Introduction to Manufacturing Workshops are presented by the Career Coaches in each Ohio county and Manufacturing Careers NOW! workshops are presented by the Career Coaches in Pennsylvania. The workshops…


Highlights from the Talent Planning Workshops

Last month, MAGNET sponsored a workshop geared towards educating manufacturers in talent planning, a systematic way to target positions needed for growth. This workshop helped put things in perspective when it comes to writing job orders – how to determine the skills and characteristics needed for positions, both current and future. The workshop demonstrated how…


Manufacturer Spotlight: Hodge Foundry

HODGE FOUNDRY’s origins go back to 1876, when E.W. Hodge, decided to start his own foundry in the town of Greenville, Pennsylvania. The first castings were bronze bushings for railroad bearings supplied to the Bessemer Railroad in Shenango, PA. The original building was located downtown on S. Race Street, however, Wes Hodge moved the Foundry…


Upcoming Event Spotlight

Oh-Penn Outreach & Marketing Action Team meeting

Monday, July 8th 9 a.m. – noon

Agenda will focus on final proofs of marketing brochures for youth, parents, and guidance counselors and there will be discussion regarding updates on the Industry Needs You website.

Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace

Calling all manufacturers and educators! The registration process for the Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace is closing on Friday, June 14th. Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace is a program supported by the Oh-Penn Interstate Region Pathways to Competitiveness Project that gives educators “hands on” experience at a local manufacturing workplace allowing them to contextualize their…


Skills Gap Survey for Manufacturers

The Oh-Penn Interstate Region (Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer Counties in Pennsylvania) has received a $6 million federal grant that will be used for workforce development initiatives to strengthen and increase the regional manufacturing workforce, particularly in key positions. In order to guide recruitment and training efforts throughout the…