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Alliance for Working Together Foundation Receives AT&T Aspire Contribution for RoboBots Program Funding will help students understand how STEAM skills can benefit their future careers   MENTOR, Ohio (Oct. 19, 2017) — AT&T* was joined today by State Sen. John Eklund for the announcement of a $6,000 AT&T Aspire contribution to the Alliance for Working...
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Here’s another great article sampling of data about how The Trades are growing in need but not in worker supply. “Skilled trades show among the highest potential among job categories, the economic-modeling company Emsi calculates. It says tradespeople also are older than workers in other fields — more than half were over 45 in 2012,...
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AWT is so proud to be a part of the National Robotics League. The new brand, Full-Contact Innovation, summarizes why combat robotics is a big part of what we do. “Sparks fly. Metal crunches. A wheel pops free and ricochets off the Lexan barrier. Competitors grimace—then grin. And in the aftermath of battle, the participants...
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We’re excited about this year’s ThinkManufacturing Student Expo!  As always it promises to be a great event for students, teachers, and business. Local manufacturers will have booths to showcase careers at their facilities to students from across Lake County.  Since this event is during the daytime, it’s a field trip, so we have an idea...
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Recently it was announced that Knowtion was selected to create and build the platform for the Lake-Geauga Manufacturing K12 Partnership project. “Knowtion is proud to announce that it will be architecting, co-developing, and deploying a fully responsive experiential learning platform for K-12 (41 school districts). Set to launch in September 2017, the platform will enable...
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  Some of you asked me about other camps besides SMI  where kids get to build things, or learn STEM skills –   they are starting an SMI in Cuyahoga County soon! Here’s our list of STEM camps in the area.   ID Tech: Engineering, robotics, coding ect:  ages 6 & up – only available...
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This is the most comprehensive report I’ve seen regarding #skillsgap numbers nationally. Source: The skills gap in U.S. manufacturing | Deloitte US | Manufacturing Industrial Products and Services
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As SMI 2017 continues to rock, the News-Herald was kind enough to visit with the students on one of our shop tours!   Read the article at the source: Students get tour of Fredon Corporation shop floor during all-girls manufacturing camp  
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Thank you WVIZ for covering our 2017 Summer Manufacturing Institute! Ohio has a long history as a manufacturing state.  But to continue the tradition, the next generation needs to be ready and equipped to perform in the fast-changing manufacturing sector where today’s factories are cleaner and more dependent on technology than most of us yet...
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Sounds like a great name for a children’s book, doesn’t it? But thanks to the NRL’s relationship with Craftsman Tools, AWT was able to pass along word of the Craftsman Rumble. Craftsman Tools has offered to twelve National Robotics League teams $2500 in a Craftsman Tools Grant for tools, storage and more – all these...
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