Intel’s 2-Fab advanced chip manufacturing operation to be constructed in Licking County generates significant demand for advanced-skill building tradespeople in Central Ohio. ACT Ohio is working with the Columbus Building and Construction Trades Council, along with local affiliates of international construction unions across Ohio and contiguous states, to deliver the specialized workforce required to construct and maintain Intel’s 2-Fab state-of-the-art sustainable manufacturing facilities.

“Today’s announcement helps ensure thousands of Ohio’s Building Tradesmen and women will have the opportunity to earn good wages and competitive benefits for years to come. We are so appreciative of Governor DeWine’s efforts to bring Intel’s transformational project to Ohio and proud of the JobsOhio team whose work was invaluable,” said Matthew Szollosi, Executive Director for ACT Ohio, which represents 95,000 union construction workers across the state.

“This job will serve as a tremendous training ground as we continue to utilize our apprenticeship programs and pre-apprenticeship program Building Futures to recruit and train local people to build and maintain this project safely, on time and under budget while reflecting the diversity in our community,” said Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus Building and Construction Trades Council.

Building Futures, an apprenticeship-readiness program that creates pathways to apprenticeships for Columbus Region adults who have experienced barriers to employment or education.

Ohio Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members who transitioned to Building Trades careers through Helmets to Hardhats and Veterans in Piping programs will have the opportunity to put their advanced training and experience to work on the Intel 2-Fab project as well.

“We’re excited that the Building Trades will have the opportunity to build the largest microchip plant in the world. Our history proves that the skill and resiliency of our workforce will make this project a success,” said Hager.

ACT Ohio invites members of the media to tour one of 80 Ohio Building Trades Apprenticeship Training Centers, meet with Columbus Building Tradespeople, and interview Mr. Szollosi or Mr. Hager regarding this announcement.