December 7, 2023


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Cleveland Plain Dealer:Short on skilled workers, employers offer training, chance to grow: Pathways to Prosperity

PMA mentioned in Cleveland Plain Dealer article. 

Help-wanted ads and online job boards, career fairs, even employment agencies … nothing seemed to bring in the skilled, blue-collar workers employers needed. So, they decided to grow their own.

Ohio CAT, Ohio’s main authorized Caterpillar dealer headquartered in Broadview Heights, created a program with Owens Community College in Toledo to train service technicians. And Talan Products, in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood, started an on-the-job training program for metal stamping press operators.

These companies are among several in Northeast Ohio that are doing their part to close today’s skills gap, meaning the mismatch between what skills workers have and the ones employers need.

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