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AWT’s Story

The Alliance for Working Together (AWT) was started in 2002 as a small,informal group of manufacturers, who met to discuss topics of interest and best practices among local manufacturers. Finding skilled workers was quickly identified as one of the top challenges for our manufacturers.  Promoting rewarding careers in manufacturing became the core mission of the organization. In 2012, the AWT Foundation became a 501-(c)3 non-profit. Since then, the AWT Foundation now has 500+ manufacturing company, community organization, and school members all engaged in promoting rewarding manufacturing careers!

AWT’s WorkAdvance Program is your path to a rewarding career in manufacturing. In our 2 week program, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to start a successful career.

Our next session is July 8, 2024 – July 19, 2024


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Success Stories

  • We had Auburn reach out to us this week about doing internships. I asked her what was her reasoning for reaching out to us? She said that several kids who attended the Expo at Perry requested internships at Habco after visiting our booth. Way to go AWT! It is working!

    Steve Sanders
    President @ Habco Tool & Development
  • I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I am impressed with you and the whole robotics competition. Last Fall when I came to the meeting at Fredon, I had no idea what an undertaking the project is for everyone involved, and the constant time commitment to make the project work. Thank you for all of your kindness and patience, and for all that you did to make the event happen at such a high level. I am very glad that we were able to be a part of it, and I know it will impact our students’ lives in Euclid for a long time to come.

    Bob Torrelli
    Physics Teacher @ Euclid High School
  • The work you and AWT are doing is very impressive and glad to see it is catching the attention of the community! The focus on changing how high schools see manufacturing careers and better prepare our kids for this industry continues to be mission critical to our long term success.

    Douglas K. Woods
    President @ AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
  • The first Beaumont robotics team was the driving force to adding a CAD class at Beaumont …. They used their success to encourage other females to pursue STEM careers. Each [of these young ladies] is currently in college pursuing STEM careers. Four have interned in Manufacturing roles in local Cleveland companies. All would tell you that they love combat robots and their experience in the AWT provided them with the opportunity to succeed. They learned to problem solve, to work in teams, to benchmark, to communicate clearly and to present their ideas. They committed to each other and themselves that they would build a successful RoboBot representing Beaumont and AWT on a local and National level.