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Allen County, Ohio: $3.3M preserved critical workforce skills for production of M-1A2C Abrams Tank

Program:

Industry Resilience

As a result of a $3.3M OEA Industry Resilience Investment, Allen County, Ohio, assisted the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in maintaining/upgrading perishable skill sets among its workforce which were needed to construct the Army’s new M-1A2C Abrams Main Battle Tank.  A production hiatus from 2014 – 2017 left the Center at risk of losing critical workforce skills. This program helped to preserve and update the local workforce during the hiatus when traditional workforce development assistance could not support the training required for these higher skilled positions.