Exciting things have been happening with the youth team at Manufacturing Works this school year! Not only do we have a new staff member (welcome Brittany Moore!), but we also have a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio AND we just celebrated our biggest Manufacturing Day ever!
Every time I tell someone what I do for a living, the first response I usually get is, “That’s wonderful! Because, you know, college isn’t for everybody.” While I understand the sentiment, I always cringe a little for two reasons: 1. If they are parents, they usually aren’t talking about their own kids; and 2. Post-secondary education is REQUIRED for 80% of all manufacturing jobs and 100% of the apprenticeships that I run. Is it always a traditional 4-year degree? Typically not, but apprenticeships are a wonderful way to advance your career and earn a debt-free education.