Where Manufacturing Matters

National Apprenticeship Week is Here!

Posted by WIRE-Net on Nov 15, 2017 10:36:34 AM

This week marks the third annual National Apprenticeship Week (November 13-19). We are excited to take part in this celebration with so many other companies, individuals, and educators that are making a difference through apprenticeship programs. We believe apprenticeships work for everyone—from the business owner looking to recruit highly skilled and talented workers, to the job seeker wanting to advance their career. It works because youth and job seekers can earn while they learn, and employers can develop the talent they need to compete today and tomorrow.

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Tri-C, Max S. Hayes High School, Apprenticeship Consortium, National Apprenticeship Week, Pre-Apprenticeship

Manufacturing Month Update: Nuts & Bolts Bash Recap

Posted by WIRE-Net on Oct 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The annual Nuts & Bolts Bash, presented for the fifth year in a row by Spooner Incorporated, is WIRE-Net's signature fundraiser that helped kick-off Manufacturing Month and launch our giving season with generous sponsorships and donations of in-kind prizes or cash contributions invested in our mission-driven activities. We're pleased to announce that on October 5th you helped us raise over $27,000 in net revenue, which was just shy of our $30,000 goal!

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Topics: Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), Max S. Hayes High School, Nuts & Bolts Bash, Apprenticeship Consortium

WIRE-Net Annual Meeting Preview: Auction to Benefit Our Youth Programs

Posted by WIRE-Net on Apr 24, 2017 3:54:42 PM

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.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Annual Meeting, Max S. Hayes High School, Friends of Max Hayes, Youth Programs, Fundraising

Experienced Adults Represent a Significant Workforce for Social Good

Posted by Jessica Westropp on Sep 14, 2016 10:43:16 AM

The Encore movement is a national effort to leverage the energy and experience of Americans who seek to fill community needs upon retirement or near the end of their primary careers. Launched in 2013 by the Cleveland Foundation, Encore Cleveland helps to connect and fund a network of organizations to provide experienced Greater Clevelanders with an array of meaningful opportunities in the community.

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Topics: Max S. Hayes High School, Manufacturing, Technical Corps Program, Encore Cleveland, Career Pathways, Technical Education, Welding, Automotive, Cleveland Foundation

Technical Corps Program Prepares Students For Welding Careers

Posted by Jessica Westropp on Jul 21, 2016 12:43:29 PM

WIRE-Net’s Youth Programs, in collaboration with Max S. Hayes High School, were pleased to finish the 2015-16 with some great success stories from the Technical Corps Program (TCP) that made its debut in the machining, welding, and manufacturing design career pathways. Gary Dudich, a retired Journeyman Iron Worker, served as a Technical Corps member in the welding lab during the Spring semester.

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Topics: Max S. Hayes High School, Manufacturing, Technical Corps Program, Encore Cleveland, Career Pathways, Technical Education, Welding, Automotive, Cleveland Foundation

Career Exploration: A Student's Pathway into Precision Machining

Posted by Gilbert Ruiz on Jun 14, 2016 10:20:15 AM

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.

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Topics: Cleveland Steel Tool Company, Max S. Hayes High School, Friends of Max Hayes, Job Shadow, Precision Machining, Career Exploration, Youth Programs

Manufacturing Multiplies, Pays, Exports, and Innovates

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on May 10, 2016 9:39:34 AM

At WIRE-Net, Manufacturing Matters, because, as we like to put it, manufacturing multiplies, manufacturing pays, exports, and innovates. 

What we mean by this is that every manufacturing job is the foundation for up to 5 additional jobs in other industry sectors, the highest employment multiplier of any industry.  Manufacturing pays 17% more in wages than other sectors.  52% of U.S. exports are in the manufacturing sector.  Finally, 75% of private sector research and development comes from the manufacturing sector, helping ensure that American manufacturing remains on the cutting edge of new products and technologies.

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Annual Meeting, Annual Report, Max S. Hayes High School

Inspiring the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Posted by Gilbert Ruiz on Nov 23, 2015 10:47:51 AM

This Fall, 200 students from the New Max Hayes High School took part in meaningful and fun manufacturing-related activities. These carefully coordinated activities were designed to introduce students to modern manufacturing and provide opportunities for career exploration to “inspire the next generation of manufacturers.”

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Topics: Max S. Hayes High School, Manufacturing Day

Educating Students About the "Real-World" of Manufacturing

Posted by Lynn Nickels on Oct 9, 2015 3:26:04 PM

Manufacturing is very much alive and kicking! Max S. Hayes High School students found that out on Friday, October 2nd, when they attended the local Rockwell Automation National Manufacturing Day event in Twinsburg, Ohio.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Manufacturing Growth, Cleveland, Max S. Hayes High School, Manufacturing Month, Manufacturing Day, Rockwell Automation

Preparing Students for Workplace Success at [the New] Max Hayes High School

Posted by WIRE-Net on Aug 20, 2015 9:48:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Manufacturing Growth, Max S. Hayes High School, Friends of Max Hayes, Project-Based Learning, Tech Education, Stem Education

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