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JumpStart & WIRE-Net: A Winning Workforce Partnership

Posted by Jessica Westropp on Jul 30, 2018 4:35:38 PM

The Emerging Talent Network (ETN) is a JumpStart program that launched in 2017 to connect qualified Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) 11th grade and emerging 12th grade students with local companies for summer internships and full-time employment. WIRE-Net began partnering with ETN shortly after the program launched to leverage the program’s resources, CMSD relationships, and company relationships to meet the needs of the manufacturing students and companies we work with at Max S. Hayes High School.

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Topics: Oatey, Max S. Hayes High School, Martindale Electric Co., Pre-Apprenticeships, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Emerging Talent Network, JumpStart, KeyBank Foundation, Greater Cleveland Partnership

Urban Manufacturing Growth Strategy Is Working in Cleveland

Posted by Julie King on Nov 16, 2015 2:56:55 PM

In early 2015, a Cleveland manufacturer employing 76 skilled workers including welders, machinists, and engineers confided that he wanted to develop a value engineering program and add customers in Northeast Ohio. A growth assessment identified three priorities: 1) Find financing to enable a $600K process automation investment, along with associated process improvement to make best use of the equipment, 2) Increase plant efficiency by engaging employees to take ownership of continuous improvement, and 3) recruit an open Manufacturing Lead position.

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Topics: News, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Cleveland, Manufacturing, Martindale Electric Co.

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