Skills Training Necessary to Keep Vital Manufacturing Base

From the News-Herald of northeastern Ohio, “Bringing manufacturing skills to students,” reporting on the cooperative efforts by Lake County’s 650 manufacturers to develop a credentialed training program for students so they can develop technical skills needed in manufacturing, a “pipeline,” so to speak.

The Alliance for Working Together is leading the effort, and Lakeland Community College and the Auburn Career Center are providing most of the assists. The results of the meetings and strategic planning will be on display this fall when Lakeland officially begins offering its AWT Consortium Associate of Applied Science degree. The degree program will require at least 63 credits and be aligned with curriculum supported by the National Association of Manufacturers and its industry standards and skills certification system….[snip]

“This is a good thing, it’s going to help our manufacturing base,” said AWT founder Roger Sustar, who also owns Fredon Corp. in Mentor. “No matter if you do aerospace work like (Fredon) or you make roll-forming equipment like Roll-Kraft or you make kitchen equipment like Cres-Cor, it’s going to help.”

(Hat tip: The NACFAM Weekly)

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