Blog posts from June, 2013

Employers: Find New Talent with MAGNET's Summer Work-Based Learning Experiences Program

June 06, 2013 by MAGNET Ohio

By Judith Crocker, Director, Workforce and Talent Development, MAGNET   Now is the time for Northeast Ohio manufacturers to step up and become part of the skills-gap solution by taking part in a unique summer work-force development program coordinated by MAGNET.   MAGNET’s 2013 Work-Based Learning Experiences program (WBLE) offers work-based learning experiences to high-school students who will enter their senior year next fall.  Students from Mahoning County Career Technical Center, Polaris Career Center and Lorain County Joint Vocational School are participating in this "earn and learn" program. This program allows Northeast Ohio manufacturers to be part of the solution and help attract and engage young people in engineering and manufacturing careers. Manufacturers can contact me, Judith Crocker, by phone (216.432.5386) or email to participate. Prep: One- and Two-Day Shadowing Events MAGNET student interns learn by doing under the supervision of senior product development engineers. In addition, in preparation for the summer WBLE program, MAGNET is currently seeking companies that will welcome a student to shadow an employee for  just one or two days, to learn about the company’s products or services. This will give them the opportunity to see for themselves how what they are studying in school relates

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