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Workforce Development

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Collaborative technology development and new product commercialization is meaningless without a trained and educated workforce. CDME offers several tools to equip your employees with what it takes to be a knowledgable, skilled, and responsible leader who contributes to your company's success.

On-Demand Training

Develop your workforce with on-demand training. CDME has partnered with a premiere online training provider to offer our local manufacturers access to online modules that will fit your production schedule in multiple industry segments, including:

  • foundational
  • machining
  • maintenance
  • mechatronics
  • welding
  • additive
  • and many more

There are over 500 online classes offered through the online portal that we have made available to you. If you don't see a topic listed above that applies to your manufacturing operation, you are sure to find one inside the online training library.

Click here to access on-demand training. 



CDME's workforce development programs help organizations grow a new workforce through student engagement. Students are a cornerstone to CDME and participate on projects alongside the center's experienced engineering staff. Partners can influence the hiring of students and have first access to them upon graduation. Learn more about our student program here.

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Incumbent Workforce

Developing your existing workforce can overcome skills gap in your organization. CDME can structure continuing education modules for the incumbent workforce through customized lectures, workshops, or training courses. Small, medium, or large enterprises will be able to take manufacturing skills training offered in Ohio State.

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