Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership

In response to projected workforce shortages in the advanced manufacturing industry, the Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network convened the Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathway Partnership team in 2009 to meet the needs of employers and employees in the industry. Previous efforts by the Southwest Ohio Manufacturers Consortium and Gateway Community & Technical College’s Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways provided a strong foundation for this regional collaborative to come together focused on preparing a skilled manufacturing workforce​. To learn more, contact Debby Combs, Director, Industry Partnerships, Partners for a Competitive Workforce.

Priorities

  • Developed competency model, identified top growth occupations, and mapped career pathways
  • Adopted the National Association of Manufacturers Skills Certification System
  • Gained alignment to and deployed the National Career Readiness Certificate
  • Gained alignment to and deployed occupational skill certificate training for new hires and incumbent workers – Manufacturing Standards Skills Council Certified Production Technician
  • Outreach to middle and high schools to improve the image of manufacturing and build future pipeline

Achievements

  • Built capacity of service providers and educational institutions to deliver the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) for jobseekers. More than 1,500 NCRCs have been delivered to date.
  • Expanded capacity of training programs to deliver the Manufacturing Standards Skills Council’s Certified Production Technician curriculum for incumbent workers and jobseekers. Current providers include: Butler Tech, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, Cincinnati Labor Agency for Social Services, Easter Seals Work Resource Center, Gateway Community and Technical College, and the SuperJobs Center. More than 750 individuals have participated in entry-level manufacturing training based on this industry-recognized curriculum.
  • Since 2009, served more than 1,700 individuals with occupational and job readiness training, with 84% completing training and earning more than 1,100 credentials, and 71% obtaining employment. Partners

Resources

EMPLOYERS

3-D Technical Services

Aimmro

AK Steel

Alba Manufacturing

Alkermes

Aluminum Extruded Shapes

Ametek

AMYLIN

Armor USA

ArtiCure

Ascendum

Ashleyward

AstraZeneca

Atech

Balluff

Barnes Aerospace

Batesville Products

BOSH

Bway Corporation

Castellini Management Co

Cincinnati Pattern

Cincinnati Fan

Cleaning Technologies Group

Clippard

Cremer

CSZinc

Custom Tool

Deceuninck

E2RBS

Enerfab

Elucidate Technology

Feintool

Ferco Tech

FESTO

Fisher Special Manufacturing

Ford

Forward Technologies

General Electric

GKN Aerospace

General Tool

GMFG Co

GMI (Ghent Mfg)

Gorilla Glue

GW Right Precision

Harris - A Lincoln Electric Company

Hahn Automation

Hamilton Caster & Mfg Co

HiTek Manufacturing

Howden - American Fan

Intelligrated (Honeywell)

Indy Honeycomb

Insight Partners

JBM Packaging

JF Berns

Krauss Maffei

Knowlton

Knox Machinery

Kroger

Long Santon

L'Oreal

Mainko

Matandy

Maverick Corp

Mazak

McGregor Metal

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc

Meyer Tool

Michelman

Middletown Tube

Milacron

Miller Coors

Monti Inc

Morris Tech

Mubea

Novolux (Duro Bag)

Nememiah Manufacturing

Newell Co (US Playing Card)

NNINC

PAC

Patheon

Perfetti Van Melle

Pilot Chemical Company

Post Glover

RA Jones

RB Tool

Regal

Rhinestahl

Richards Industries

Rolled Alloys

Rotex

Safran

Shape Corp

Skill Craft

Standard Aero

Standard Textile

Staub Manufacturing

Steinhauser

Stober Drive

Stock Manufacturing

Storopack Inc

Systecon

Stuebing

The Metalworking Group

Thyssenkrupp

Tomak Precision

Toyobo Kureha America Co., Ltd.

Toyota

Tri-State Fabricators

TSS Tech

United Performance Metals

UGN

Valco Melton

Vega Americas, Inc

Western States

Worthington Steel

Wright Precision

Wulco

X Mil

Xtech

PARTNERS

Brighton Center

Butler Technology and Career Development Schools

Cincinnati Chamber

Cincinnati Public Schools

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

Cincinnati Works

Clermont Co Dept of Community & Econ Dev

Colerain High School

Co-Made

Community Action Agency

CYC Youth

Easterseals

European American Chamber of Commerce

Gateway Community & Technical College

Grant Career Center

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Hamilton Chamber

Ignight Institute

Ivy Tech

Jobs Ohio

Job Corps of America

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

KCTCS

Kentucky Career Center

Miami University

Navigo

NKY Area Development/WIB Board

Chamber of Commerce - Serving Middletown, Monroe & Trenton Ohio

NKY Chamber

Ohio Means Jobs

REDI Cincinnati

Self Helps

Sinclair Community College

Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board

Talbert House

TechSolve

Tri-ED

EVCA

University of Cincinnati

Youth Employment Services

Warren County Educational Service Center

Warren County Career Center