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Packaging Factory

A Highly Skilled & Motivated Workforce


Talent Readiness TeamRepresentative Organizations

  • Alten Engineering

  • Columbus State CC - MEP

  • DFWh/MJR Sales

  • Hampton Inn

  • Home2Suites

  • Honda of America Mfg.

  • Memorial Health

  • Midwest Express

  • Nestle R&D

  • Ohio Laser

  • OhioMeansJobs Union County

  • One Columbus

  • PK Controls

  • Rudis

  • Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

  • Tolles Career & Technical Center

  • Triad Local Schools

  • Union County  

  • Union County Board of Commissioners

  • Union County Department of Job & Family Services


Meetings of the Union County Talent Readiness Team occur quarterly at 8:00 AM.

Collaborating for Success

We strongly believe that successful economic, workforce, and talent development programming must occur within a collaborative arrangement. As an economic development organization, our primary role is to convene partners and stakeholders from across business and industry, community organizations, education, governments, and the public to implement programs and initiatives that create a supportive environment that champions economic development, community improvement, and business vitality to advance our economy and overall quality of life.


Establishing the Union County Talent Readiness Team (TRT) highlights our commitment to improving and strengthening Union County’s overall workforce development system. Numerous studies and our own experience have proven that the private sector must be not only involved in workforce and talent development but also actively lead and guide such efforts.


The TRT is a demand-driven committee that strengthens businesses and the local economy by developing innovative employment, training, and education programs and aligning existing programs, services, and initiatives. It is governed by an employer-led board that includes representatives from private industry, education, government, community organizations, talent, and other stakeholders. The involvement of these representatives ensures that the private sector has a voice in directing workforce and talent development efforts and setting priorities and goals.

Four Pillar Approach

The TRT functions based upon a successful four-pillar approach that has been developed by the North Central Ohio Region Industry Manufacturers Workforce Alliance and implemented by similar workforce development groups throughout Ohio. The four pillar approach brings together stakeholders from across all sectors – public and private, education, community, government, and residents, to work in a concerted and collaborative manner to tackle a wide range of challenging workforce and talent development issues.


The TRT has adopted the following priority structure:


  1. Communication among private industry, education, government, talent, and community organizations

  2. Attraction of talent

  3. Retention of talent

  4. Education of stakeholders of the availability of workforce development programs and initiatives

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