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Virtual Manufacturing Training The ripple effects of the COVID-19 crisis are significantly and rapidly changing the way we work and do business. In a time that calls for creative problem-solving, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at Columbus State is narrowing its focus to bridge the gap between now and the surge in demand that will…

Talent Assessment The sheer number of job assessments available can be overwhelming. As a result, companies often stick with the same general assessments for years. But an evaluation that isn’t matched to a specific position can misrepresent the role and even eliminate candidates who would be the best fit. Assessments for the sake of assessment…

Talent Recruitment Though poaching may seem like the best way to secure the region’s top talent, our research and experience reveal this approach to be counterintuitive. Bidding wars lead to wage inflation and undermine company loyalty. Workforce shortages amplify these ramifications. Our talent recruitment services offer a sustainable solution to workforce shortages. The Manufacturing Extension…

Professional Development Leaders need technical and management skills. We offer a wide range of professional development opportunities, paired with custom training solutions for your company’s needs. Enhance leadership across your org chart, from out on the floor to up in the C-suite. Whether you’re looking to develop project management and accounting skills or elevate a…

Technical Training Integrated Systems Technology Lab At the Integrated Systems Technology Lab, you and your employees have access to cutting-edge manufacturing equipment for training, education, and product development. With machining, tool and die, injection molding, welding, robotics, and PLC systems, as well as more than 15 certificate programs offered at the lab, you can book…

Talent Acquisition Plug into Central Ohio’s talent network. Situated on the Columbus Campus, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at Columbus State boasts a direct connection to new talent. Columbus State’s Modern Manufacturing Work-Study program equips students with on-the-job experience, enhancing their well-rounded technical and professional education. We also work closely with other Central Ohio education…

Consulting What are the top three challenges your business is facing right now? We don’t shy away from facing issues head-on. We approach consulting with a mentorship-style relationship, taking a look at both the big picture and the fine details. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to business challenges, so we don’t copy and paste our…

Product Development Tell us where you want to go, and we’ll chart the path there. Professionals with a wide range of expertise make up our team, paired with our connections in academia and industry. With combined experience in manufacturing, engineering, sales, business, and more, our experts work collaboratively to provide robust support for you and…

Training and Education When you invest in your people, you strengthen your business. Poaching talent from other companies is a short-term solution that hinders company loyalty and creates a costly revolving door of new hires. Cultivating in-house talent increases employee retention significantly, which will ultimately attract the best and brightest naturally. Keep your employees engaged…

5 Tigerpoly Manufacturing, Inc.: Developing New Talents Working with MEP at CSCC, Tigerpoly Manufacturing, a major manufacturer of automotive air induction system parts and other under-hood components, realized it was struggling to find and employ a sufficient number of highly-skilled maintenance technicians, and its manufacturing workforce often had inefficient periods of downtime. As a result,…