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Laketran explores ways to expand the industrial workforce on Mentor’s Tyler Boulevard. Photo via Cleveland.com AWT, the Mentor Chamber of Commerce and the Lake County Ohio Port & Economic Development Authority are supporting the City of Mentor and Laketran in their efforts to investigate a transit route of some kind along Tyler Blvd. This initiative has been many years coming, according to AWT Board members and Laketran GM Ben Capelle. ...
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We are so pleased and honored to be recognized by the Ohio Senate for our help with Nextwork, a program that will help connect manufacturers and the Next Generation. Our commendation says, “This admirable organization has enthusiasitcially partnered with local public school districts [who are the team leads for the project], the Manufacturing Advocacy Growth Nertwork [MAGNET], the Geauga Growth Partnership, and Lakeland Community College in an effort to improve...
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Thank you to our very first CARBIDE member, Habco Tool & Development! Some of our members say it’s easier for them to support AWT if they only have to cut one check a year.  And we also think that if you sponsor something for more than $1000, your annual $250 membership should be included. (Except, of course, for golf sponsorships – those don’t count in the “$1000 and up” rule.)...
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AWT , Senator Sherrod Brown,  OMJ Geauga, and Auburn Career Center are pleased to announce the return of the Sumer Manufacturing Institute! Curriculum This year’s curriculum will focus on regional specialties:  Aerospace Engineering and Medical Manufacturing.  With these themes in 2016,  campers were able to build and test Mars Rovers, get visits from NASA, and build a prosthetic hand.    Details to be announced, but as before, the camp will...
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NEXTWORK Since 2015, representatives from the manufacturing sector, K-12 education, and higher education have been working collaboratively to form a partnership to improve career and workforce development in Lake and Geauga Counties. Manufacturing is 40% of Lake County’s workforce, supporting over 33,000 jobs and it is estimated that 25% (or over 8,000 jobs) of the workforce will be retiring in the next 10 years. In Geauga County, 193 manufacturers are...
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