Blog posts from November, 2015

Introducing the 2015 Distance-Learning Career Awareness Program

November 04, 2015 by Liz Fox

Did you know Ohio is the third-largest manufacturing state in the country based on employment? Manufacturing is indeed experiencing a resurgence, and employers are growing anxious to develop their future talent pipelines by engaging the next generation of workers. In addition to promoting new internships, co-ops, and apprenticeships for students entering the workforce, Dream It Do It Ohio has partnered with WVIZ/Ideastream in Cleveland to present a new distance-learning program geared toward getting prospective workers interested in the exciting careers manufacturing has to offer. The Career Awareness program comprises a series of transmitted 45-minute segments focused on companies and organizations in Northeast Ohio who offer a range of opportunities for young people. The first broadcast, which aired Oct. 7, featured representatives from Nordson Corporation who were hired as a result of their strong STEM skills and interest in manufacturing. Two award-winning high school robotics teams also presented on their design process and included a live demonstration of one of their finished works! View the Oct. 7 program at the Ideastream website On Nov. 12, participating schools will get to hear insights from young employees at Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight metals manufacturing that serves markets in the aerospace, automotive,

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