Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership Celebrates the Conclusion of Manufacturing Month
Cincinnati, OH — The Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP) is celebrating its success in showcasing manufacturing careers.
In the month of October, over 60 manufacturers across nine counties in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky collaborated with AMIP to host events with school partnerships from across the region including Reading, Princeton, Kings and Hamilton high schools, resulting in 2510
students learning about high-tech, advanced manufacturing companies.
These students visited local manufacturers hosted by companies such as Pilot Chemical, Monti, General Tool and Pioneer Glazing. Manufacturers’ tours highlighted advanced manufacturing and promoted career opportunities across our region beginning October 7th, 2022.
Students experienced career opportunities like machining, programming, IT, engineering and welding; all in-demand careers.
“MFG day events are life-changing experiences. The students and even parents leave with the goal of pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry,” said Amy Meyer, AMIP Board President. “As an industry, manufacturers must broaden the reach of skilled workers — opening their doors to students and parents is making an impact on how they see manufacturing. After going on a tour, students see a place for themselves in these companies - and they can get great jobs upon graduation.”
Students are shown modern manufacturing practices, including automation and robotics. They see first hand how their classwork will translate following their future transition to the manufacturing workforce. Tours showcase how rewarding a role in manufacturing can be based on their passion for technical skills, but also problem solving and collaboration.
“We prepare ahead of our events by identifying a diverse group of tour guides that represent different pathways in manufacturing: different careers, different levels of education so students can observe a day in the life in this industry,” said Molly Fender, Vice President of Human Resources for Monti, Inc. “We have developed great relationships with local educators to showcase where manufacturing processes align with class curriculum. Since we have started hosting these events, there has been a rise in interest for students looking for employment right out of high school. It’s really fun to expose them to all the different areas.”
Additional events are being organized throughout the remainder of the year. Educators or manufacturers that would like to take part can connect with AMIP for assistance any day of the year.
The Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP) is the Greater Cincinnati regional association of advanced manufacturing employers, educators and community agencies working together to ensure a have a robust pipeline of qualified workers.
As the southwest regional industry sector partner for the Ohio Manufacturing Association, it works to alleviate occupational shortages for the industry by creating and implementing an integrated process to link current and prospective employees with educational opportunities to meet the needs for skilled talent across southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana.
For Additional Information: Visit www.advmfgip.org
Photos and story courtesy of Lacy Wise, Communications Manager, AMIP and Susan Whitman, Executive Director, AMIP