The Technical Corps Program (TCP) is an Encore Cleveland program that launched in 2015 as way to use the knowledge and skills of experienced technicians to teach young people the technical and professional skills needed to succeed in manufacturing careers.
Opening the door for students to pursue careers in manufacturing starts in the classroom, but shouldn't end there. That's why WIRE-Net’s Youth Programs team has been working with local manufacturing businesses to offer internships to Max Hayes High School junior and senior manufacturing students.
An internship celebration was held at Max Hayes High School Thursday May 10th to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s manufacturing interns with parents, educators, students, and employers.
WIRE-Net and the Friends of Max Hayes collaborate closely to build rigorous work-based learning experiences for both teachers and students at Max S. Hayes Career and Technical High School. Our programs ensure that students get exposure to a range of career opportunities in machining, welding, computer aided design, robotics, and other fields.
Help us support the future generation of manufacturing. New to this year's Annual Meeting event, the Friends of Max Hayes, will be hosting an auction to raise funds for WIRE-Net's youth programs at Max Hayes High School.
Next month, over 300 individuals—including WIRE-Net’s Board of Directors, area manufacturers, government officials, and community leaders—will gather together for WIRE-Net’s Annual Meeting to celebrate both American and Northeast Ohio manufacturing successes over the past year.
Our Youth Programs team, working out of Max S. Hayes Career and Technical High School, coordinated a one-on-one job shadow experience with WIRE-Net member Cleveland Steel Tool. Michael, a junior in Max Hayes’ CNC Precision Machining career pathway, spent a morning at Cleveland Steel Tool and observed the company’s custom tooling operation based in Cleveland’s Glenville Neighborhood.
The Generation Y Challenge
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that by 2020, there will be a shortfall of 10 million qualified workers in manufacturing-related industries. With a significant portion of the workforce facing retirement, jobs will need to be filled by younger workers; however, a lack of interest in manufacturing among American youth threatens the growth of industry.