West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium
Training for High-Demand Manufacturing Jobs!

Ohio MEP has launched a high school internship program for manufacturers that pays a protion of the student's wage. To learn more about this program watch the video below.

Dream It Do It

Dream It Do It (DIDI) is a program from the Manufacturing Institute designed to address the needs of manufacturers by engaging students in manufacturing-related activities to encourage them to pursue a career in manufacturing. You may access a number of audio, visual and other tools to help promote your company and manufacturing. To learn more on Dream It Do It,click here

2013 Regional Manufacturers Survey

The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium, with support from Rhodes State College and funding from the Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, conducted a survey of 52 manufacturers in 12 counties in the region. 

Manufacturers were surveyed on education and skill requirements, skills gaps and hiring projections.  Data from this survey will be used to create and update education and training programs from the WCOMC and its education partners. The complete survey can be accessed by clicking here. Contact Doug Durliat 419-995-8353 for more information.



Manufacturing Month is October
Manufacturing Day is October 7

West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium

The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium (WCOMC) is a group of manufacturers dedicated to improving the manufacturing workforce in the West Central Ohio region. The group has worked closely with many local educational institutions to develop a Manufacturing Pathways Certification Program that prepares workers for the high-tech positions required in today's modern manufacturing workplace. The program prepares participants to be highly productive workers, utilizing their skills to produce quality products for the consortium members' customers.

Are you looking for...

  • a career in manufacturing?
  • advancement in your manufacturing job?
  • increased income?
  • improving your quality of life?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, the West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium is for you! The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium (WCOMC) is a group of manufacturers dedicated to improving the manufacturing workforce in the West Central Ohio region. The group has worked closely with many local educational institutions to develop a Manufacturing Pathways Certification Program that prepares workers for the high-tech positions required in today's modern manufacturing workplace. The program prepares participants to be highly productive workers, utilizing their skills to produce quality products for the consortium members' customers. To find out more about the WCOMC and its Pathway program, please refer to this website or contact Doug Durliat at 419-995-8353.


Upcoming Classes

Coming Soon! 2015-16 programs in:

- Supervisor Leadership
- PLC
- Lean
- Quality
- And more!



Basic Pathway Class
Rhodes State College
4240 Campus Drive, Lima
Classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
October 31 to November 18
To enroll: 419-995-8353
Class is FREE.
This class now features a hands-on module in Integrated Systems troubleshooting and National Career Readiness Certification!