What is Manufacturing?

Manufacturing is making stuff! From the food that we eat, and the clothes and shoes that we wear, to the cars that we drive and bolts used for aircraft, manufacturing can be found in every aspect of our lives. Advanced Manufacturing is the use of innovative technologies to create new products and improve existing products and processes.

“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles, and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.”

Manufacturing in Ohio

Ohio is powered by Manufacturing

Ohio is ranked #3 in the nation for total manufacturing employees

There are more than 600,000 manufacturing jobs for Ohio workers

The average hourly wage for all Ohio manufacturing employees was $30.92 as of Oct. 2022

What is the Good Jobs Challenge?

The Good Jobs Challenge is an initiative that connects graduating high school students and adults to career pathways and opportunities in advanced manufacturing.

Manufacturing Career Pathways:



Machine Operation



Maintenance Technician

Business Pathways: Human Resources, Sales, Financial, Administrative

Careers in Manufacturing

Do you like working with your hands?

Do you like to be challenged and problem solve?

Businesses interested in learning more, please contact workforce@cycyouth.org.