Manufacturing Month

Manufacturing Month - October 2015

Lorain County

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To showcase the importance of manufacturing in Lorain County, business, industry, government and education have developed a series of activities for high school students through adults all in the month of October. Events that are scheduled during Manufacturing Month in Lorain County are listed below.     

Celebrate the Importance of Manufacturing

“Manufacturing Has Come Back and There Are More Gains to Come” screams a headline that recently appeared in the August 2015 Forbes. Well here in Lorain County, it’s never gone away. It has changed since the early days of manufacturing in Northeast Ohio, no doubt, but has always been a lead component of our local economy. And while the number of manufacturing jobs peaked in 1979, production peaked in 2007, and according to the Forbes’ article, we are about one year away from going past that benchmark. Even as the dollar continues to gain strength in the world economy, so much of what we manufacture stays domestically. Car sales are as good as they’ve been since 2006 and this is good news for our economy in Lorain County and our nearly 18,000 manufacturing jobs.

The Lorain County Growth Partnership is again this year proud to promote October as Manufacturing Month. This is the fourth year that the State of Ohio has declared October the month to recognize our local manufacturers and to bring a career in manufacturing as an option to our middle school and high school students as well as our transitioning workforce. Members of the LCGP include: The Lorain County Commissioners, the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, Lorain County Community Development, Team Lorain County, Lorain County Community College, Lorain County Joint Vocational Schools and Ohio Means Jobs Lorain County.

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Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Month Kick-Off Event
Friday, October 2
8:30 a.m.
The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria

Keynote speaker this year will be Mike Kaminski of Magnet.

The Lorain County Growth Partnership’s goal during manufacturing month is to create awareness of manufacturing in Lorain County and to highlight career pathways in manufacturing to local high school students and transitional workers. Our collaboration with businesses and educators gives us an opportunity for open dialogue to understand the skills needed for future employees and allows our schools to show what they are doing to prepare students for the workforce.

WEOL AM 930 radio will be broadcasting live from the Kick-Off event so join us as we highlight and celebrate the importance of manufacturing to our region and Lorain County.

Space is limited for this kick-off event, so please RSVP your attendance to:

Nicole Edwards
at 440-328-2329

Click here to learn more.     

Manufacturing Month Calendar of Events:

Friday, October 2 

Lorain County Manufacturing Month Kick-Off event
8:30 a.m.
Chronicle Telegram, Elyria
RSVP to Nicole Edwards at (440) 328-2329 or  

Wednesday, October 7 

Think Manufacturing Student Expo (for students and teachers)
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Nordson Corporation
Visit for more information.

New LCCC/Weld-Ed Mobile Welding Lab Trailer open house
5 p.m.
outside LCCC Spitzer Conference Center

Mechatronics Information Session
6-7 p.m.
LCCC Richard Desich Smart Center, room 306
Join us to learn about the associate degree in Mechatronics at LCCC in this free information session. This degree prepares students to work in the emerging micro-electromechanical field that includes manufacturing and packaging segments of the industry. Includes a tour of the MEMS lab. For more info or to register for this session, call (440) 366-7241 or visit  

“Who Makes What in Lorain County” hosted by the Lorain County Manufacturing Council 
6-8:30 p.m.
LCCC Spitzer Conference Center 

Friday, October 9 

LCGP and Lorain High School host panel discussion with local manufacturing companies.
9-10:30 a.m.
Lorain High Auditorium

Monday, October 12 

OH-Makes@LCCC Conference
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LCCC Spitzer Conference Center
Learn how additive manufacturing (3-D printing) technology can play a key, applied role in accelerating innovation and productivity for both education and business enterprises.

For more information, visit or to register call Leah Chapman at (440) 366-4914 or email her at  

Tuesday, October 13

Lorain County Chamber Business After Hours
5-7 p.m.
LCCC Patsie Campana Engineering & Development Center

Tour the Campana Center, Nord Advanced Technologies Center and new Mobile Welding Lab
Register at  

Wednesday, October 14

LGCP at Keystone High School Career Day
12:30-2:15 p.m.
LCGP and local manufacturers will participate in Keystone’s Career Day

Thursday, October 15

LCGP and Elyria High School host panel discussion with local manufacturing companies.
9:30-10:45 a.m.
Elyria High Auditorium

Friday, October 16

LCCC TechnoFriday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LCCC NORD Advanced Technologies Center
Explore manufacturing processes in this hands-on workshop that gives you a look at a variety of training in technologies available at LCCC. 
To register call (440) 366-4005.

Thursday, October 22

LCGP and Lorain County JVS host panel discussion with local manufacturing companies.
8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Become a Certified Military Talent Employer
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LCCC’s John A. Spitzer Conference Center

Hosted by NEOVETS, Inc., this training conference is for Northeast Ohio businesses and non-profit HR professionals and hiring managers who want to gain a better understanding of best practices in hiring Veterans. 

Register at  

Monday, October 26

Workshop:  "Is There an Engineer Inside You?"
9-11 a.m.
College Center Commons
(Lite refreshments included.)

Click here to register.   

Based on the book, “Is There an Engineer Inside You?” by Celeste Baine, this workshop will include a conversation with current LCCC Society of Women Engineers President Arshiya Anand, NASA Electrical Engineer Karin Bozak, University Partnership alumnae Tasha Markovich, GM Energizer Virginia Brant and Ford Electrician Dawn Ruh. This workshop is open to all who are interested in engineering as a career.

For more information, please contact Ramona Anand at (440) 366-4930 or email her at

The first 40 people to RSVP will get the book “Is There an Engineer Inside You?”

Tuesday, October 27

LCGP and Oberlin Manufacturing Awareness Pathways event
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Oberlin Library
LCCC Mobile Welding Lab will also be on site for tour.

Thursday, October 29

Power Quality, Advanced Manufacturing and Improving Efficiency Workshop
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LCCC’s Nord Advanced Technologies Center

FirstEnergy and LCCC will host this Electric Power Institute workshop to help industrial and manufacturing customers explore low cost solutions to be more resilient to power system anomalies, review ways to make their facilities more efficient, and understand how technical modernization and advanced manufacturing developments can increase productivity.

This event will include tours of LCCC’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) lab, the Desich SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems, and the Fab Lab. This course qualifies for 4 Professional Development Hour (PDH) Continuing Education Credits.

Click here to register.  

Startup Connections: A Career Oriented Workshop for Entrepreneurs and Talent
3-4:30 p.m. - Resume Writing and Review
4:30-5:30 p.m. - Talent – Landing the Right Job and Understanding What it Takes to Succeed in Startup
4:30-5:30 p.m. - Entrepreneurs – Best Practices for Inclusive and Profitable Growth
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Open Networking and heavy hors d’oeuvres
LCCC Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center

For more information contact or call (216) 472-3282.

To register, visit  



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