1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
In late 2008, the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression brought the auto industry to a point of near collapse. Unemployment was rising, the financial industry was in trouble and as credit became difficult to obtain, Americans weren't buying cars. The Big Three auto maker - General Motors Company, Chrysler and Ford Motor Company - faced a crisis and potential liquidation. After the "auto rescue" restructuring plan, Ohio stopped shedding jobs and started to add them. From its low point in June 2009, the cluster has added 12,462 jobs.
Ohio has been rich in the automobile industry and strong in engine production (auto/aerospace) and new vehicle design/development performance. Even with the downturn in manufacturing, Ohio ranks second in the nation with total tier-1 suppliers (80, about 10% of the nation's suppliers), in 88 counties.
Located in the heart of the automobile industry with 68% of the North American light vehicle production within 500 miles of Ohio's borders, 13 different models produced in six of Ohio's automotive plants deliver over a million automobiles annually. Chrysler, Ford, GM and Honda Motor Company have invested $1 billion in the Ohio facilities, employing almost 80,000 with an average wage of $53,127 (Buckeye Top 50: 2008–2018).
Attend this session to:
- Discover Ohio's manufacturing jobs and skill demands.
- Learn about what students need to succeed in the industry.
- Listen to industry's up and coming secrets.
Tim Butsko, service and diagnostic technician, Germain Lexus of Easton
Andy Rezin, chair, Automotive & Applied Technologies Department, Columbus State Community College
Danny Trippier, Auto Technology instructor, Eastland Fairfield Career and Technical Schools and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation representative
Beti Yoder, midwest area manager, Automotive Youth Educational Systems
Session contact: Linda O'Connor, assistant director, Office of Career-Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education