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Using Summer to Teach Kids About Manufacturing Careers

Posted by Kristen Haning on Jun 25, 2018, 3:37:56 PM

More Ohio kids than ever before are being exposed to manufacturing careers by MFGSummerCampattending summer camp, thanks to an initiative Senator Sherrod Brown started six years ago. WIRE-Net will again be taking part in this initiative, supporting the second manufacturing camp held in Cleveland since Brown started these camps in 2013. The Cleveland camp, one of more than 19 taking place in Ohio this summer, is an initiative of the city's chapter of My Brother’s Keeper, which works to connect male students of color with community leaders through mentoring relationships and educational events. 

Growing from the success of last year’s camp, WIRE-Net along with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), My Brother’s Keeper, and Senator Sherrod Brown will again hold a weeklong camp for Cleveland-area kids to learn about manufacturing career opportunities. The camp, which will take place July 30-August 3 at Max Hayes High School is again being offered to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade male and female students of all backgrounds, and provides hands-on activities and interactions with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professionals.

Last year’s campers learned about teamwork, tried flying drones, toured Mitchell’s Ice Cream, and participated in workshops run by ArcelorMittal and Cleveland State Engineering School.

Much like last year, this year’s camp curriculum will focus on what students need to be successful, including technical essentials, soft skills, and health and wellness. In addition, during this year’s program, non-profit RePlay for Kids will work with campers to make accomodations to a toy, which they will present to a kid at the end of camp.

Building Buzz and Support for WIRE-Net’s Summer Camp

Please join WIRE-Net in launching our first-ever Thunderclap campaign that will blast our message about our upcoming MFG Summer Camp prominently across all social media networks. The Thunderclap allows us to reach a wider online audience and have a greater impact by coordinating a mass share of one unified message. With your help, we will maximize our social reach on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM ET.

Our message is simple! Join WIRE-Net for the 2018 MFG Summer Camp. A great experience for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students! https://bit.ly/2HrIBL9 #MFG #MFGSummerCamp.

Your part is simple! All you need to do to join our campaign is share the message above with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn at 9:00 AM ET on Wednesday, June 27th.

Here's what to do:

  1. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM ET to share this message on your social channels
  2. Ask your friends, family, and work colleagues to do the same
  3. Use the hashtag: #MFGSummerCamp
  4. Watch as everyone's messages are shared all at once

So please, take just a few minutes to join our campaign and help us expand our reach to double the number of kids we can inspire to pursue manufacturing careers!


For 30 years WIRE-Net has been a leading force to strengthen manufacturing in Greater Cleveland. We provide leading edge expertise and resources that proactively assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends technology, talent, and organizational leadership. WIRE-Net connects leaders to each other and engages them in their communities. We lead, we connect, we partner.


Topics: Workforce Development, Max S. Hayes High School, Youth Programs, MFG Summer Camp

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