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.
With generous funding from The Cleveland Foundation, WIRE-Net is entering a third year of collaboration with MAGNET on the Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing (ACM) initiative to provide Cleveland companies with training, consultation, or peer-learning groups in an effort to boost economic growth and job creation, one plant at a time.
Building the Next Generation of Technical Professionals
Ernie Kulik, retired Program Manager from Eaton Corporation joined the WIRE-Net Technical Corps Program (TCP) in January to assist students and teachers working on a RoboBots project. Students in the Precision Machining Training (PMT) class at Max S. Hayes Career and Technical High School will compete at the AWT RoboBots Battle on April 30, 2016 at Lakeland Community College. Ernie has been able to utilize his project management, manufacturing, and industry skills to facilitate the students' design and build of the team robot. The Technical Corps member assists the students in designing the robot and its weapons at school, and coaches the team in planning, maintaining deadlines, and constructing a documentation portfolio.
The second Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing Growth Forum, “Generate New Growth Ideas and Solve Process Problems Though Ideation and Innovation,” occurred yesterday in front of a packed audience at the Baldwin Wallace University Center for Innovation and Growth.
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Earlier this month, over 75 people from 30 manufacturers attended the Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing Networking Plant Tour at Jergens, Inc.