Business Journal – NEWTON FALLS, Ohio – Quality Switch Inc. is one of 45 companies presented Monday with the 2015 President’s “E” Awards during a ceremony at the U.S. Commerce Department in Washington, D.C. The “E” award recognizes small- and medium-size companies that demonstrate a sustained increase in export sales over a four-year period. Quality…Details
Business Journal – YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Manufacturing in northeastern Ohio is alive, well and growing at a healthy clip, Team NEO said in a report released today. Between 1990 and today, the manufacturing sector grew 17% to $43.6 billion. By 2025, Team NEO projects the sector will account for $53.3 billion of the regional economy,…Details
For its third summer, the Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace program is bringing educators and local businesses together to bring real-world skills into the classroom through contextualized learning. Sponsored by the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative with funds from a U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Fund grant, the program allows lo local educators the opportunity to gain hands-on experience…Details
Applications are being accepted for a seven-week Manufacturing Readiness Program that will provide individuals with one-on-one career guidance, training, credentials, and the opportunity to interview with local employers. The daytime program will take place from May 26th – July 10th in Lawrence County. Valued at over $4,000, this program will be provided to eligible individuals…Details
Business and civic leaders, educators and policymakers of all backgrounds share concerns over the relentless erosion of America’s middle class and growing polarization of incomes. Most decry the loss of middle-class jobs and fear the corrosive effects such trends might wreak on the nation if left unchecked. At the heart of the issue is an…Details
April 22, 2015 – Josh Medore – The Business Journal SALEM, Ohio — Like the rest of the Mahoning Valley, industry played a key role in the development of Salem. It began with the railroads on the east side of the city, tucked just inside city limits. Being equidistant from Cleveland and Pittsburgh, Salem leaders…Details
Citrus College supported the production of “Success in the New Economy” to help a broader audience begin to understand preparation today for tomorrow’s labor market realities. The end result is a compelling case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and to consider technical skill…Details
Welding and Fabrication is a new program at MCCTC this year. Watch the program video to learn more about this exciting course and what careers this program will prepare you for.
For American industry, finding employees who have all the requisite skills is a big challenge, and hiring people who don’t stack up can cost businesses a great deal of money. Special correspondent John Tulenko from Learning Matters reports on a certification test that aims to boost U.S. students’ workforce readiness.