COLUMBUS — Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced August as “STEMM in Ohio” Month.
Throughout the month, the Ohio Business Profile program will highlight Ohio companies that currently seek talent in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).
By 2018, Ohio is estimated to have nearly 274,000 jobs in the STEMM disciplines. However, the growth in these jobs is outpacing the qualified workforce needed to fill them.
“Ohio’s economy is rapidly changing and the STEMM disciplines are driving this transformation,” said Secretary Husted. “From life-changing breakthroughs in the medical field to new innovations in the science and technology fields, professionals in these fields are shaping the world around us. In order to carry this momentum into the future, we’re going to need to continue developing STEMM-related skills in the years to come.”
Companies profiled this month include Sidney’s Choice One Engineering, which provides civil engineering and surveying services and is dedicated to having a personable approach with clients, and Midmark Corp., in Dayton and Versailles, which provides medical, dental and veterinary equipment and technology. Midmark’s 1,700 employees are passionate about creating new ways to improve the experience between patients and their caregivers.
Ohio Business Profile was launched in 2011 to highlight Ohio companies that create transformative products, offer outstanding service, contribute to their local communities and employ Ohioans. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website.
Others profiled this month are Idea Foundry and Information Control Co. LLC, both in Columbus; Motion Controls Robotics Inc. in Fremont; Great Lakes Science Center and SPR Therapeutics LLC, both in Cleveland; Fort Recovery Industries Inc. in Fort Recovery; and Madisono’s Gelato & Sorbet in Cincinnati.