SEPT. 16, 2021 from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM
at the Duke Energy Convention Center

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The MFG Strong Workforce Summit is a manufacturing event focusing on workforce development. Created by TechSolve, this summit will provide Southwest Ohio manufacturers information about industry best practices, hiring and talent development tactics, and employee retainment strategies. Some of the industry’s brightest will gather to start strategic dialogues and provide major insights into workforce, workplace, and company culture development. Connect with the best resources in Ohio, and learn about workforce solutions that manufacturers can implement immediately. Together, we can support the workforce and bring Ohio’s manufacturing into the future. 

Platinum-Level Sponsor

Ohio MEP helps Ohio’s small and medium-sized manufacturers to increase sales, create jobs and generate cost savings through technological innovation, workforce training and improved management practices. Small and medium-sized manufacturing companies are critical to Ohio, representing 90% of job growth for high-paying jobs. For every new manufacturing job that is created or retained, three to five supporting jobs are also created. Learn more at

Gold-Level Sponsors

The Workforce Development Center (WDC) at Cincinnati State provides short term industry-relevant training for individuals and organizations. The WDC builds and delivers the training that’s custom-designed to help you and your organization get ahead.  Our training programs combine state of the art classrooms and training labs; up to date workplace tools; real world simulations; and hands-on, practical instruction delivered by experienced industry professionals.

We deliver highly customized, programs where you need them: at our Evendale, Middletown, or Clifton facilities, at your location, or anywhere that meets your organization’s needs. Whether you’re interested in new skills for a career change, expertise for career advancement, or developing key skills for your company’s team, our programs give you and your company a competitive edge in today’s workplace.

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The Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP) is the Greater Cincinnati regional collaborative of advanced manufacturing employers, educators and community agencies working together to ensure we have a robust pipeline of qualified workers. It works to alleviate occupational shortages for the industry by creating and implementing an integrated process to link current and prospective employees with educational opportunities to meet the needs for skilled talent. As the south west regional industry sector partner for the Ohio Manufacturing Association, AMIP operates with manufacturing member dues and funding provided by the state of Ohio through the Spark Grant. Learn more at

Silver-Level Sponsors

Founded in 1946, VonLehman is a CPA and business advisory firm that deftly guides closely held businesses, nonprofits and governmental entities through the rough terrain of an ever-changing landscape. With offices in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, our firm of 120+ employees is one of the largest private CPA and Advisory Firms in the region, one of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work,” Inside Public Accounting (IPA)’s “Top 200 Firms,” and one of United Way’s regional “Live United 100.” Our consistent growth is attributed to our dedication to clients, our employees and a long-standing commitment to the community.

VonLehman goes beyond accounting, tax and auditing services to offer strategic business advice that is in high demand among small and mid-sized organizations. True to our longstanding commitment to building the community, we specialize in sectors that drive our regional economy – including manufacturing and distribution, construction and real estate, nonprofits, healthcare, and professional services. Learn more at

Butler Tech, one of the largest career tech schools in Ohio, is redefining the roles and expectations of its students. Through amplified voice and experiential learning, Butler Tech students are valuable partners in their education and training. Beyond grades and scores, Butler Tech students recognize learning as a never-ending journey, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Discover Butler Tech. Training for life.

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Gilman Partners is an executive search, talent acquisition, and leadership development firm focused on strengthening leadership teams and elevating the talent in our communities for more than 41 years. Areas of specialty include manufacturing operations, supply chain, engineering, human resources, and finance/accounting among others. Visit to learn more.

Friends Of Techsolve

Great Oaks, one of the largest career and technical education districts in the United States, has been providing career development, workforce development and economic development services to individuals, business, industry, labor, communities and other organizations in southwest Ohio since 1970. The educational programs and services available through Great Oaks enhance the lives of tens of thousands of people each year. Even though we cover over 2,200 square miles and serve so many people, we believe that each individual is unique. We believe that we have a responsibility to assist each one as they determine their chosen path and take the steps leading to their destination. We also believe that everyone can learn and can be a productive, contributing member of society. Learn more at