The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition

The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition

The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition MVMC is an employer-led group of manufacturers from Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties working together with education and workforce development to increase awareness about the career opportunities within manufacturing. We are partnering with a similar group, the Industry Partners of Lawrence and Mercer Counties, in Pennsylvania. You can find out more by visiting



Who should receive the survey? We are interested in hearing from students and other young adults, ages 12-22 and their parents. It is important to note that we are seeking a wide array of perspectives, not just those in career tech or STEM programming.


What is the survey about? The aim of the survey is to help us to better understand the attitudes and beliefs young people and their parents hold about manufacturing and career opportunities in manufacturing so that we can effectively provide students with current, accurate information to allow them to make informed career decisions.


When do students need to complete it? The survey will be open for the next few weeks. We encourage you to distribute it as soon as possible and find ways to incorporate it into classroom activities to ensure some level of completion.


Where is the survey? The survey is online and accessible from any computer with Internet access at:


Why is this important? Manufacturing in our region is experiencing tremendous growth. This, coupled with Baby Boomer retirements and competition from the oil and gas industry for the same talent pool, could limit growth if regional manufacturers can’t find sufficient skilled workers.




Thank you for your commitment to distribute the Manufacturing Perceptions Survey to students throughout your school. We are interested in hearing from you how you distribute the survey. Please let us know how it was distributed and the number of students to which it was sent. You can send information to Sue Watson at


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