Blog posts tagged with Partnerships

MAGNET collaborates with national consortium to support regional manufacturers, implement internships

June 14, 2017 by Liz Fox

As innovations in lightweight technology continue to shape manufacturing competitiveness and growth, MAGNET and LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) have partnered with three local companies to build awareness of how internships and work-based learning can pave the way for a new skilled workforce. These manufacturers, which include Nordson, Swagelok, and Exact Tool, are sharing how they have integrated high school and college level interns into their daily business operations, which has assisted with their long-term strategy in growing their talent pool and providing students with an opportunity to apply their learnings in a real-world setting. Spanning five states, LIFT is a federally funded manufacturing initiative targeting the use of newer, lighter technologies, which have been shown to boost performance of components used in the automotive, aerospace, biomedical, and defense industries. Through this partnership, MAGNET also provides students with work-based learning opportunities (including paid internships) in companies that utilize lightweighting throughout their supply chains. Those enrolled in programs focused on machining, welding, and pre-engineering are now available for summer internships, where they are paid an hourly wage and, depending on performance, can be retained for part-time employment. Participating companies also receive a partial wage reimbursement through the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership

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