Max Hayes High School breaks ground with student opportunities

Over 100 business and community leaders attended the Aug. 31 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Max S. Hayes High School in Cleveland. The product of a $48-million renovation job, the new vocational facility joins John Marshall High School and the Cleveland School of the Arts as part of the triad of high schools opening this fall.

The event featured remarks from U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, state Sen. Michael J. Skindell, Wire-Net President John Colm, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, and Cleveland councilman Matt Zone. Each speaker emphasized the high importance of making students aware of the workforce opportunities available to them and the skills training and support available to get there.

In addition to working with economic development nonprofit Wire-Net, the school has also partnered with MAGNET to ensure America’s youth has the education and skill training to prepare them for careers in manufacturing. The state-of-the-art upgrades to the school will allow more than 800 students to graduate with one of seven certifications and learn a valuable trade in automotive technology, construction technologies, engineering, welding, manufacturing design, precision machining, and software development.

For more information on the new Max Hayes Vocational School and how MAGNET is helping to leverage the region, contact Linda Barita at 216.391.7766 or email

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