MAHONING VALLEY MANUFACTURERS COALITION
2011 – Present
Mahoning Valley Region, Ohio
Workforce Solutions & Innovation
Strategic Planning & Executive Staffing
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND EXECUTIVE STAFFING
Manufacturers in the Mahoning Valley region of Ohio (including Youngstown) came together in 2011 to address their mutual workforce and training issues. Like manufacturers across the country, members of the MVMC were unable to find the skilled talent to fuel their expansion. The Coalition also needed to confront the fact that manufacturing career pathways did not exist in the region and job candidates often lacked hands-on, real-world experience. The Coalition also needed to address the shortages in the talent pipeline due to misperceptions about manufacturing.