WorkReady Lucas County Manufacturing
Getting ready for manufacturing jobs
Today’s state-of-the-art manufacturing companies rely on robotics, programmable logic controls, and other forms of automation to work faster and more efficiently. Still, at the heart of these incredible machines is not a computer but a human worker ensuring everything runs effectively. More than ever, these high-tech, advanced-manufacturing companies need workers who are flexible, able to think quickly, motivated and willing and able to continuously learn new skills.
To make certain these 21st Century employers have the workers they need – now and in the future – the Lucas County Department of Planning and Development, along with our OhioMeansJobs Lucas County partners, have launched WorkReady Manufacturing. This program is designed to share what we have learned from these companies and guide job seekers through the process of documenting the skills these businesses. Completing the WorkReady Manufacturing process is not a guarantee of a job but it is a guarantee that certified applicants will have a leg-up on those not willing to go the extra mile.
Starting WorkReady Manufacturing is easy – attend a workshop to get registered and begin the process.
Have you already attended a workshop and completed the steps on your checklist? In that case, you might be ready to schedule yourself for the final WorkReady Assessment!
WorkReady Manufacturing Case Study
When a large, international, Fortune 500 manufacturer opened a new plant in Toledo, Ohio, they announced the need for 300 new employees before the end of 2017. Through a partnership between the Lucas County Department of Planning and Development (LCDPD) and OhioMeansJobs Lucas County, this company received the recruiting assistance they needed via a newly-created WorkReady Manufacturing program.