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There is no more pressing issue among Ohio manufacturers than recruiting, retaining and training workers for short term success and long-term sustainability.

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA) has partnered with California State University, SkillsCommons to provide easy access to high-quality FREE and OPEN training resources for Ohio manufacturers and their workforce partners!

Improve your local and in-house training programs or create new ones where gaps exist with SkillsCommons FREE and OPEN training resources!

You’ll find high-quality programs which can be offered in-house or in partnership with local educational institutions. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Create your optimum training program by reviewing and customizing the SkillsCommons training materials, developed by community colleges nationwide and evaluated by Ohio manufacturing subject matter experts to ensure quality.

  • More than 700 U.S. community colleges developed instructional curriculum in partnership with local industries to prepare students for employment as part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s $1.9B Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program.
  • The training materials have been evaluated by subject matter experts, including industry experts, to ensure quality.
  • An OMA-SkillsCommons commissioned work group curated content for Ohio’s manufacturers.
  • The resources in SkillsCommons are available to users at NO CHARGE through the Creative Commons CC BY licensing agreement so users can customize the materials, including rebranding, to meet their requirements.

The unique partnership with  supports OMA’s mission to protect and grow Ohio manufacturing.