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    June 10, 2014

    Cincy has manufacturing street cred

    Region to host national credential briefing event, @GE job fair

    Cincinnati and the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board will host the national Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a leader in manufacturing and logistics certification, for their Executive Briefing on June 18, to examine the use of manufacturing and New MSSCManu234x228logistics credentials in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The Executive Briefing will be held at the Brian Rowe Learning Center thanks to the generosity of General Electric in Evendale and will include panels of industry users, educational leaders and workforce executives from three states.

    The Brian Rowe Learning Center, at General Electric is at One Neumann Way, in Evendale, Ohio. A military briefing by Brigadier General O’Neill of the U.S. Army was scheduled for later in the afternoon at the 21C Museum Hotel but Brigadier General O’Neill has received a new assignment so the military briefing will be presented as part of the executive session at GE.

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    Panels at the June 18 event at GE will include managers from GE Aviation in Ohio, Wagstaff in Kentucky and Cummins in Indiana. G. Edward Hughes, President and CEO of Gateway Community and Technical College of Kentucky; Thomas J. Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, and Dennis Ulrich, Vice President at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, will present for the educator partners. Workforce leaders will include Sherry Kelley Marshall, President/CEO of the SWORWIB, Rider Rodriguez, Deputy Director of Kentuckiana Works, and Roger Feldhaus, Executive Director of the Lafayette (Ind.) Workforce Board.

    Chris Monzel, President of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and an engineer and manager at GE, will welcome visitors for the lunch speaker. Register at

    Hiring Our Heroes job fair for veterans, featuring manufacturing and logistics employers and sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will be held from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., June 19 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Register at

    About MSSC
    The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, based in Alexandria, Va., offers industry-recognized credentials in manufacturing and logistics. It has issued more than 50,000 credentials across the United States. Its credentials, which lead to two nationally portable certifications - Certified Production Technician and Certified Logistics Technician - are recognized by companies across the United States, including many in the TriState, as well as the National Association of Manufacturers. MSSC is the only national certification body accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) against the highest international standards (ISO 17024). For more information, visit

    About Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board
    The Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board is a nonprofit organization serving the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in workforce development. SWORWIB is comprised of leaders from business, education, labor, and government, with the majority of its board members representing the business sector. SWORWIB sets the vision, policy direction, and performance expectations for the regional workforce development system, including OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati-Hamilton County at 1916 Central Parkway.

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