Local Cincinnati manufacturers are collaborating to find solutions for our skills gap.


Contact: Debby Combs, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership

(Cincinnati, January 22, 2019) The Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP) is the Greater Cincinnati (Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana) regional collaborative of Advanced Manufacturing employers, educators and community agencies working together to insure we have a robust pipeline of qualified workers.

AMIP membership has doubled in the last two years with over 250 active members. We work together to alleviate occupational shortages for the industry by creating and implementing an integrated process to link current and prospective employees with educational opportunities to meet the Advanced Manufacturing needs for skilled talent. “We promote industry awareness through focused events, defined pathways and execute strategies to unite partners that ultimately fill the talent pipeline,” said Debby Combs, AMIP’s Director.

In 2018, our premier event was realized in October with Manufacturing Month. Over 50 Advanced Manufactures hosted students during the month with over 4,500 middle and high school students getting exposure to the great careers in manufacturing. Currently, our “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” video contest pairs a team of middle school students with one company to create a video which are viewed by parents, teachers and students world-wide.

The AMIP is funded and led by Partners for a Competitive Workforce, a strategic imitative of United Way of Greater Cincinnati. It also is affiliated with NAM (National Manufacturing Association), OMA (Ohio Manufacturing Association), the MI (Manufacturing Institute) and Dream it Do it OKI.  

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