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