Innovate. Design. Make. Manufacturing Careers in Ohio

Attracting A Younger Crowd

As baby boomers retire, manufacturers are trying to attract a younger crowd. Manufacturing  jobs allow young people earn a good living without overwhelming college debt.

In a tough economy, factory work has begun to look surprisingly attractive.

Though job growth is slow in U.S. manufacturing (1.5% over the past 12 months) and unlikely to speed up much in an era of increasing automation, the Labor Department estimates 320,000 positions were open in March.

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Ohio Offers Practical Guides to Educators and Families to Support Modern Manufacturing Careers

By Diane Rossa
March 15, 2018 Category: General

Over the next decade, the United States will need to fill nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs, but 2 million jobs may go unfilled.

MAGNET Partners with National LIFT Initiative to Support Regional Manufacturers and Implement High School Internships

By Diane Rossa
August 30, 2017 Category: General

Cleveland, OH---LIFT (Lightweighting Innovations for Tomorrow) is one of nine manufacturing innovation institutes that make up Manufacturing USA. Encompassing five states including Ohio, LIFT is targeting the use of new weight-reducing technologies and materials in industries such as transportation, automotive, aerospace, defense, and bio-medical. Research shows that lighter materials can bring better performance benefits to a range of components and products critical to these sectors. Through the LIFT partnership, MAGNET provides students with work-based learning opportunities including paid internships in lightweighting-related companies throughout the full supply chain. It also provides a financial incentive to companies hiring students. Working with career technical schools and colleges, the project will demonstrate the value of this approach to address the skill shortages in advanced manufacturing and will result in an advanced manufacturing career pathway. MAGNET recently hosted

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