Workforce Innovation Fund grant Outcomes report cumulative from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Fifty years ago, it wasn’t hard for a company in the Mahoning Valley to find a trained machinist with extensive skills and experience. Nor was much cajoling needed to persuade younger people to pursue a career in the industrial trades. As such, apprenticeship programs were filled with students eager to learn the…Details
By MITCH FELAN • AUG 12, 2016 A five-year grant is helping a local manufacturing network create apprenticeship programs in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The $3 million grant from the Department of Labor was given to the Greater Oh-Penn Apprenticeship Network. The network will create a model for manufacturing apprenticeships and reimburse local companies who use…Details
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A manufacturing network has created an apprenticeship model to attract young people to machining, and companies who join the model will receive up to $6,000 for each apprentice. In eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, nearly 7,000 people will retire from the manufacturing industry in the next decade. The U.S. Department of Labor…Details
Local members of the Erie Regional Manufacturer Partnership said getting people back to work is important, no matter what your political affiliation is. “What we’re looking for is kids that are motivated, responsible, have initiative, accountability and look forward to seeing things being built and made and take ownership and be proud of what they’re…Details
CANFIELD, Ohio — As the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition approaches its fifth anniversary, its members are starting to see the group’s strategic plan pan out. Industrial education classes at local vocational schools, teaching primarily machining and welding, are at capacity. Businesses are restarting their apprenticeship programs. And grant dollars for manufacturing initiatives are becoming more…Details