Ohio Manufacturers’ Association Educational and Industrial Development Institute

Project Title: Ohio’s Manufacturing Workforce system – Immediate Impact on a Statewide Scale
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: State of Ohio
Phase (applicant-defined): Phase 1 – System Development
Award Amount: $23,492,808
Key Industry / Industries: Manufacturing
Contact: Sara Tracey, Managing Director of Workforce Services, [email protected]
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association’s (OMA) project is supporting the growth of a diverse, new generation of skilled manufacturing workers in partnership with over 100 employers including Honda, Lincoln Electric and Kenworth. OMA is diversifying an aging, male-dominated industry though robust partnerships with leading community-based organizations, to recruit and retain women, urban populations, and people from Appalachian coal communities into quality careers in manufacturing. Backed by millions of dollars in outside funding, OMA will scale its evidence based Entry-Level Learn and Earn (ELLE) model across its network of 16 sector partnerships, with backbone organizations including the Appalachian Ohio Manufacturers’ Coalition, Ohio State University, and the Lorain County Manufacturing Sector Partnership.

The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.