Introducing the 2015 Distance-Learning Career Awareness Program

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, and construction industries. The program will air from 9:00 to 9:45 AM and from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.

Schools interested in participating in this educational opportunity should contact John Ramicone at 216.916.6360 or john.ramicone@ideastream.org by Nov. 9. The program will be transmitted via NOTA and state IP networks; recorded streams will be available on the Ideastream for public viewership following completion of the program.

MAGNET will cover the cost of the first five non-NOTA participants in Northeast Ohio. For more details, contact Workforce and Talent Development Manager Diane Rossa at diane.rossa@magnetwork.org.

Photo credit: The Beaumont School

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