Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership Awarded $12M to Scale Industry-Recognized Apprenticeships

Opening paragraphs from “Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership Awarded $12 Million to Scale Industry-Recognized Apprenticeships” press release, PR Newswire, Lorain County Community College, June 25, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced today the recipients of its Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies grant. The grant includes a $12 million award to Ohio’s Lorain County Community College (LCCC), the lead applicant in collaboration with Ohio TechNet (OTN) and The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA), collectively known as the Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership (OMWP).

The funding will play a vital role in helping Ohio address the workforce shortage and skills gap affecting manufacturing, as manufacturers across the state have repeatedly cited workforce as their top issue of concern. With the grant funds, OMWP will upskill 5,000 Ohioans over the next four years through Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP), an innovative earn-and-learn model recently authorized by the USDOL.

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