Promote Manufacturing

In order to change perceptions about manufacturing and attract a more highly-skilled workforce manufacturers need to be involved in promoting manufacturing careers throughout the community.  Employers can become involved as Manufacturing Career Pathway Ambassadors in the following ways:

  • Serve as hosts for pathway program work-based learning, which may include internships, on-the-job training, customized training and/or apprenticeships
  • Provide at least one Manufacturing Career Pathway Ambassador from your company to participate in speaking engagements, outreach and career awareness activities and/or facility tours to showcase career opportunities in manufacturing. This includes participation in pipeline development activities, such as Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace, Industrial Career Fairs and Counselor/Educator Boot Camps.
  • Utilize One-Stop Workforce System (in Ohio) and/or PA CareerLink® (in Pennsylvania) for recruitment activities, including posting all available job openings
  • Assist with recruiting other manufacturers to create a more powerful voice and ensure activities are representative of the industry as a whole by providing leads and contacts

Career Pathways Ambassador Form
Career Pathways Ambassador Manufacturing Presentation

P2C Success Story Form


Oh-Penn Manufacturing Action Teams

Action Teams are designated to provide input, oversight and monitoring for several categories of activity.  These include Employer Engagement, Outreach and Marketing, Pipeline Development, Career Pathways and Work-based Learning. Composition of the Action Teams will be based on the categories of activities and will include the partners necessary to successfully implement he projects and activities. These Action Teams will vary in size and are anticipated to include stakeholders necessary for successful implementation. Action Teams will report o MVMC and PA IP on their progress and results.  The Action Teams are:

  • Employer Engagement – Coordinates the outreach to manufacturers to encourage industry involvement including encouraging adoption of WorkKeys and other NAM-endorsed credentials, Recruitng additional manufacturing members, and securing aditonal employer commitments to serve as Career Pathwyas Ambasadors
  • Outreach & Marketing – Organizes the efforts around outreach to individuals includingoutreach materials, the Industry Neds You website, online manufacturing workshop, and video contest
  • Pipeline Development – Coordinates pipeline development activities, including Industrial Career Fairs Boot Camps for teachers and guidance counselors, and Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace
  • Career Pathways – Builds a responsive career pathways model with aligned policies and resources to met dynamic manufacturing employer demands and provide employment and advancement opportunities for individuals
  • Work-based Learning – Works with employers and schools to create more opportunities for exposure to industry and simplify and streamline the process of scheduling work-based learning experiences

If you are interested in joining, or learning more about the Action Teams, please contact: Cynthia Grier at 330.965.1787, x7144 in Ohio or Rebecca Moder at 724.658.2501 in Pennsylvania.