Finding Talent

Butler Tech Business Partnerships

Deepening a student’s understanding and learning through hands-on experiences and ‘live’ interactions is an important part of our students’ journey to discover their passion and area of focus for skills training and ultimately career choice.  This program connects students with the benefit of learning from those who have experience and wisdom to share.


Addresses workforce needs by providing an easy way for students to connect with valuable work-based learning experiences close to home. These experiences give young people a connection to employers and careers, while supplying a talent pipeline to support regional growth.

Making Ohio Partner Portal

Making Ohio offers a variety of materials to support workforce development in manufacturing. Follow the link above to discover more on careers, virtual tours, job descriptions, and more.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Talent Pipeline Management

Dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

Upskilling talent

Miami University Advanced Manufacturing Workshops

Miami University’s Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) is offers hands-on workshops and short courses for manufacturing professionals. Employers can work with faculty to build a custom curriculum for specific workforce needs.

Ohio TechCred – Application Window Opens in Janury 2022

TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills, while employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.

Indiana Next Level Jobs

Through Indiana’s Next Level program manufacturers can gain funding to train employees through the Employer Training Grant program, up to $50,000 is available through reimbursements in high-growth fields.

Indiana FAME Program

The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (INFAME) is a partnership of manufacturers whose purpose is to implement dual track, apprenticeship-style training through partnerships with educational institutions.

Kentucky FAME Program

The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement career pathways and apprenticeship-style educational programs that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers.

Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

These programs provide individuals with opportunities to obtain workplace-relevant knowledge and progressively advancing skills. Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) include a paid-work component and an educational component and result in an industry-recognized credential.


Manufacturing Day

Held each year on the first Friday in October, this day allows thousands of American manufacturers to showcase modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of skilled workers.

Ohio – In-Demand Jobs Week

May 3rd through 7th, 2021. Statewide celebration of the jobs, industries, and skills that are in-demand in Ohio. Community leaders statewide are encouraged to partner in planning engaging virtual events and activities that will inspire excitement and awareness among students and job seekers. This year we will be highlighting all of Ohio’s top jobs – both in-demand and critical.


Click to access OMA_PartnershipDirectory_April-2019.pdf