AWT Foundation Newsletter

Working together to promote rewarding manufacturing careers throughout Northeast Ohio. 

Thank you to our AWT 2021 New and Renewing Business Members!

Our AWT Programs would not be possible without the support of our new and renewing AWT Members! We are incredibly grateful for your support in promoting rewarding manufacturing careers alongside us
Join AWT or Renew Your AWT Business Membership Today!

The Alliance for Working Together Foundation (AWT) is a premier Northeast Ohio manufacturing workforce development organization with 500+ active manufacturing, community, and educational members. Join or renew your membership today to help ensure the continued growth of the manufacturing industry and enhance the economic well-being of the communities we serve.

To join or renew your membership online, check-out our AWT Membership packages and click the "Renew your AWT Membership Online" button below. If you prefer a paper application, please download and fill out our AWT 2021 Membership form. 

Please note as a 501-c3 non-profit many of our AWT Programs are tax-deductible and AWT can receive membership payments via check, credit card, wire transfer, or over the phone at 440-462-1995 from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

AWT Membership Packages
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Thank you to our AWT 2021 New and Renewing Education Members

How to become an AWT Education Member

Please note, the AWT Foundation provides FREE services to our education members! Our mission is to promote rewarding manufacturing careers and we want to do that by getting your school and students involved in our free programs! Check-out our AWT Education Member packet to view all of our free programs your school can take advantage of and our AWT Staff will set-up a meeting with you so you can learn more. For more information click the link below.
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AWT Celebrates Black History Month

AWT would like to acknowledge several African-Americans that have contributed to the success of the STEM field.

SMI Camps are now Open for Registration!

 The Ashtabula Summer Manufacturing Institute (SMI) is operated by the Alliance for Working Together Foundation in partnership with A-Tech; Ashtabula County Commissioners; Ashtabula County Job & Family Services; OhioMeansJobs Ashtabula County; Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County; Gazette Newspapers/Great Lakes Printing; Grand Valley Schools; local Ashtabula County businesses; Country Neighbor; and the office of Congressman Dave Joyce.
SMI Ashtabula Flyer
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The Lake & Geauga Summer Manufacturing Institute (SMI) is operated by the Alliance for Working Together Foundation in partnership with Auburn Career Center, OhioMeansJobs Geauga County, Swagelok, iSTEM Early College High School, and various local Geauga County and Lake County businesses. 
SMI Lake Geauga Flyer
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AWT Transformation Training Center Campaign

As you may have seen in the recent News Herald Article, our AWT Transformation Training Center received final site approval from the City of Mentor. We are overjoyed with this news!

 We would like to take a moment to thank our private donors to the AWT Foundation Transformation Training Center thus far: Swagelok, Fredon Corporation, STERIS Corporation, Universal Metal Products (UMP), Euclid Heat Treating, Spence Technologies, and various private foundations. We would also like to extend our gratitude to our local and state elected officials for their strong support of our funding request that was approved with the passage of Senate Bill 310. To support the final construction and equipment costs, we are launching a $250,000 fundraising campaign. If you or your organization would like to donate to The AWT Foundation Transformation Training Center, we have developed the following levels of donation:
Inconel Donation: $100,000
Diamond Donation: $50,000
Ruby Donation: $25,000
Carbide Donation: $10,000
Any donation amounts are welcome!

Please note as a 501-c3 non-profit your donation to the AWT Transformation Training Center is tax-deductible. AWT can receive membership donations via check, credit card, wire transfer, or over the phone at 440-462-1995 from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. If interested in donating or have any questions, please email AWT Executive Director,
Juliana Petti at

Don't forget to mark your calendars for AWT's annual meeting on Thursday, March 25, 2021! To register, please visit our website or click on the link below!
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AWT Monthly Highlights

Congratulations to our founding AWT member Roger Sustar and AWT for receiving the Lake County NAACP 2020 Selma C. Award! A special thank you to NAACP Lake County for this special award.
Thank you to 100+ Women Who Care, Lake County for your generous donation! We are thrilled to have your support during this time. Through your donation, we are able to continue to provide our services and serve our industry greatly. You truly make a difference for us, and we are extremely grateful. Special thank you to Pam, Karen, Kathy for taking a tour of our place!

Dworken & Bernstein's Article about the updated Ohio Workplace Discrimination Statutes

Check out Dworken & Bernstein's article about the updated Ohio Workplace Discrimination Statutes. View the article below. Any questions or comments please contact Richard N. Selby, Attorney at Law
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Laketran announces Transit GO, a new transit benefits program for Lake County employers. In partnership with Lake County Commissioners, Alliance for Working Together and Fund for Economic Future, the new pilot program offers enrolled Lake County employers free Local Route bus transportation for any employee or recruit to provide reliable transportation to work or throughout the hiring process.  

For more information, contact Julia Schick at or (440) 350-1012.

Transit GO Flyer

Shopping Online?

If you're shopping online, use AmazonSmile and select "Alliance for Working Together Foundation." The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to AWT. 

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