Ohio Manufacturers' Workforce Summit

Posted: August 24, 2017

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Workforce Summit will be held on November 1, 10 am – 3:30 pm at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The event is open to manufacturers, workforce intermediaries, workforce board members and staff, public and elected officials and staff, education, and economic developmentleaders.

A best practice that has emerged nationally as a successful strategy to address workforce shortages is the "industry sector partnership" model. These partnerships are manufacturing-led, and demand-side driven. We are creating these regional partnerships leading up to the November 1 statewide summit.   

Among the topics that will be covered:

  • How and why industry sector partnerships are effective in solving manufacturers’ workforce issues
  • How Ohio manufacturers might adapt the industry sector partnership model to address local workforce issues
  • Understand what other efforts and initiatives are underway in the region and state that are addressing manufacturers’ workforce issues and how those might align

Please click here for the summit website; a one-page FAQ is available at this link. On the site, you will find a detailed agenda, speaker bios (still being updated as we confirm speakers and panelists), registration and other information about the event.