MVMC Helping Manufacturers Increase Diversity

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition, the National Center for Urban Solutions and Eastern Gateway Community College have teamed up to create the WorkAdvance Boot Camp training sessions to improve and increase the area workforce.

In the Mahoning Valley, only 23% of those employed in manufacturing are women, which is less than the 27% average across Ohio.

“As a part of our core mission values, we feel very strongly that we want to help our manufacturers increase diversity in their workforce,” said Alex Hertzer, senior project manager with the MVMC. “As a coalition, we have come to realize there is a huge deficiency in women in manufacturing.”

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