Good Jobs Challenge Proposals are Open

The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Partnership (WCOMP) is seeking partners for its Good Jobs Challenge project, which is part of the American Rescue Plan (ARPA). The project aims to help manufacturers in the region overcome workforce challenges by recruiting, training, upskilling, and placing individuals in good manufacturing jobs. The project is funded by the Economic Development Agency through a reimbursement grant.

WCOMP is looking for community partners to provide recruiting, training, and coaching services to prepare people for a career in manufacturing. The partners will be responsible for participant recruiting and screening, career readiness training, technical skills training, and career coaching. Recruiting tactics should target unemployed, underrepresented, and re-entry populations. The program is also open to high school seniors planning to enter the workforce after graduation.

WCOMP will work with member companies to provide job interviews and opportunities for candidates successfully completing the training and gaining the Certified Manufacturing Associate credential.

The goal of the program is to have 70 candidates complete the training and find jobs in manufacturing. By partnering with WCOMP, community-based organizations can help to create a pipeline of skilled workers for the manufacturing sector, while also providing job opportunities for unemployed and underrepresented individuals. If you are interested in partnering with WCOMP, please consider submitting a proposal in response to the Request for Proposals.