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Manufacturing Day 2020

By October 2, 2020 November 23rd, 2020 No Comments

Manufacturing Day 2020 (and month) is here!

This year’s #MFGDay20 is very different than we expected, however, there is still much to celebrate. Like any great manufacturer in the face of adversity, challenge is met with innovation. A true testament to the spirit of Manufacturing Day, and an inspiring sentiment to our next generation of workers. Ohio has overcome the current circumstances and rallied together to build a community resource page hosted at https://makingohio.com/careers/virtual-tours/ featuring virtual tours, online games, videos, and educational curriculum available to every woman, man, and child in Ohio!

Please find a list of highlighted Ohio Manufacturing Month items below to share with others so they’ll learn about the importance of manufacturing in Ohio and the availability of fulfilling, well-paying, diverse, and debt-free career options offered in Ohio’s manufacturing community.

We also have listed multiple programs that TechSolve, the Southwest Ohio MEP, is helping the state of Ohio to administer in order to continually invest in its most important asset – the Ohio Manufacturing Workforce!

Manufacturing Month Highlights

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted recognized October as Manufacturing Month.
Learn more, here.
Manufacturing Day/Month Landing Page
Learn more, here.
Manufacturing Day Events 
Learn more, here.
Making Ohio MFG Day Landing Page
Learn more, here.
Ohio MEP Manufacturing Quiz Online Game 
Learn more, here.


Ohio MEP Educational Resources

Ohio Additive Manufacturing (AM) Secondary Training Network

The Ohio MEP and America Makes will select 10 school systems from across Ohio to deploy AM equipment/software and educational curriculum to 1) build AM industry recognized credentials in secondary schools and 2) build a new Girl Scout AM patch. More coming on this soon!

Manufacturing 101 On-Line Module – Tooling U/SME

The Ohio MEP & Tooling U-SME would like to encourage Teachers across Ohio (Grades 6-12) to experience this new “Manufacturing 101” online course at no charge, then leverage it to help students understand what’s happening in manufacturing today and the vast array of opportunities that exist.  This resource will be made available at no cost during the entire month of October 2020. Learn more about the “Manufacturing 101” online course, here.

Teachers interested in leveraging this resource should click here, and then:

  1. Enter your email address, then click “engage”
  2. Enter your contact information, select the “Manufacturing 101” class, then click “submit”
  3. You will receive access information via email

Ohio Programs for Manufacturers

Ohio MEP School Internship

The Ohio MEP High School Internship Program assists manufacturers with their workforce needs and provides financial assistance for hiring local high school and career technical students as interns. The program is available to manufacturers hosting high school interns between April 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021. Learn more, here.

Ohio Export Internship Program

The Ohio Export Internship Program is designed for companies that are looking to export for the first time or to improve their current export initiatives. The program matches companies with highly motivated students who have taken export-focused coursework, while providing a 50 percent reimbursement for the intern wages. This exciting internship program offers a mutually beneficial relationship to students and companies alike by providing real-world experiences where both can learn and grow.  Company applications can be made September 20 – December 1, 2020, here.

Ohio TechCred (Sixth Round)

TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy.  This program allows reimbursements up to $2,000 per technical credential and employers are eligible to receive up to $30,000 per funding round.  This is so recently announced that they have not updated the August pdf; however, you can apply for the program October 1 – 30, 2020, here.