Manufacturers can close the skills gap by helping to create the next generation talent pool in their community. Employer “ambassadors” can change the outdated image of manufacturing by engaging with educators, students, and parents. Telling your company story and describing the career opportunities available will show that American manufacturing is resurging and offers steady employment and career advancement opportunities in modern, safe facilities.
You are passionate about what you do and by engaging with others, students will see the manufacturing world for the first time. Knowing about an industry that innovates, designs, and makes products can be an exciting prospect for young audiences. Teaming-up with other like-minded companies and fellow Ambassadors, can go a long way in making an impact and speaking with a unified voice. It is important to initiate and form meaningful and long-term partnerships with schools at all levels (K-16) to grow your talent pipeline, whether by yourself at first or with a group of companies.
Ohio Dream It. Do It. partners can assist you with a variety of Ambassador activities based on your schedule and resources.
Ohio Means Jobs is a free portal that allows employers to post vacant positions and search millions of resumes. Ohio Means Jobs is a valuable resource to find qualified individuals who have the skills and want to work in advanced manufacturing.
Ohio Means Jobs Centers are established throughout the state. These Centers can partner with your company and regional schools to find qualified job seekers near your facility. Use this map to find your local Center.