High School Pre-Apprenticeship Program

This summer, as part of MVMC’s first high school pre-apprenticeship program, local manufacturers including Butech Bliss, Kiraly Tool & Die, M-7 Technologies, Lake Park Tool & Machine and Starr Manufacturing agreed to host 10 machining and welding students from Mahoning County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC) and Columbiana County Career and Technical Center (CCCTC) at their facilities. MVMC worked with the schools to structure a program that would provide a seamless pathway for students interested in connecting with local manufacturers that offer apprenticeship programs.


Registered Apprenticeship

The Greater Oh-Penn Apprenticeship Network, a collaboration of five regional industry groups, was established as a joint effort to meet the manufacturing industry’s need for highly-skilled and credentialed through Registered Apprenticeship models.  Learn about Apprenticeship Resources available through the Greater Oh-Penn Manufacturing Network.

Validate Skills

For those manufacturers who are unfamiliar with the assessments/credentials and wish to experiment by validating the skills of existing, experienced employees. The complimentary pre-test(s) will enable you to evaluate the value of credential attainment by measuring the competencies demonstrated by current employees. Then, you can make more informed decisions by incorporating assessments/ credentials into future hiring and/or promotion decisions.

Learn about the Assessments and Credentials here.

View the WorkKeys levels for common occupations here.

Become Involved

In order to change perceptions about manufacturing and attract a more highly-skilled workforce manufacturers need to be involved in promoting manufacturing careers throughout the community.  Employers are strongly encouraged to become invloved in promoting manufacturing by becoming a Career Pathways Ambassador and sharing their Success Stories.

Find Qualified Job Candidates

Find employees with the skills and experience needed for your open positions in both Ohio and Pennsylvania by visiting the links below.  You can also find contact information for the Ohio Means Jobs and Pennsylvania CareerLink centers nearest you.

Additional Resources

In addition to the resources available through the Oh-Penn Pathways to Competitiveness Project, employers may be eligible for additional resources.  Please visit Pennsylvania Additional Resources or Ohio Additional Resources for more information.