YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Greater Oh-Penn Manufacturing Apprentice Network, a collaboration of 14 counties in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania, is making headway in its efforts to boost apprenticeship training in the region’s manufacturing sector.

According to the most recent Apprentice Network update from the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative, 20 manufacturers report they have benefited from a $2.9 million grant that the U.S. Department of Labor awarded the collaborative nearly two years ago.

The grant provides reimbursements to employers willing to institute apprenticeship programs within their companies. The grant money is used to offset the costs of training new apprentices and bringing them into the manufacturing workforce.

 

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