Good for them! If companies are looking for skilled workers to fill the jobs in their factories, they're finally going about it in the right way. Train students for free, and begin training them in high school like they did in the old days. It's about time. College isn't for everyone, and there's a viable career to be had for many that are missing the gravy boat.
Hopefully others will follow the lead of the West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium. Good Job. It's about time.