AWT Foundation Newsletter

Working together to promote rewarding manufacturing careers throughout Northeast Ohio. 

Lake County Virtual Career Fair Going on Now

Thank you to the over 20 Lake County manufacturing companies participating in the virtual job fair! A huge shout-out to the AWT Members participating including Astro Manufacturing, Burton Industries, Component Repair Technologies (CRT), De Nora Tech, Fredon Corporation, Hose Master, Jakprints/Stakes Manufacturing, Lincoln Electric, Mar-Bal Inc, Process Technologies, Roll-Kraft, Spence Technologies, STERIS Corporation, Universal Metal Products, and Vector Technical! 

If you are a job seeker, there is still time to participate in the Lake County Virtual Career Fair! Job seekers, register today at
(440)-350-4000 (option 3) or email . You are also invited to watch the "How to Navigate a Virtual Career Fair" video.

AWT in the News

You may have seen various AWT Board Members, Staff Members, and companies on News Channel 5, Crain's Cleveland Business, and even in the PMA Newsletter. We wanted to give you a recap in case you missed it. Below are the links to the videos and articles of AWT in the news. 
News Channel 5: Lake County Virtual Career Fair Featuring Fredon & AWT
News Channel 5 Chats with Organizers of Virtual Career Fair: AWT, Team Neo, Hola Ohio, OhioMeansJobs Lake County, Lakeland Community College, & Mentor Public Schools
Crain's Cleveland Business: AWT Apprenticeship Highlight
Buyers Products in the News Herald

Join Monode Marking Products for the Drive-Thru Trade Show

Join Monode Marking Products for their drive-thru trade show tomorrow, June 25th from 11:30am-2pm at the corner of Tyler Blvd and Heisley. A flyer with more information is included when you click on the button below. 
Monode Marking Products Drive-Thru Trade Show

AWT Apprenticeship Program Announcement

The AWT apprenticeship offers a reliable pipeline of skilled workers, customized training that meets industry standards, and increased knowledge transfer through on-the-job learning. AWT offers four different apprenticeship occupations including precision machinist, tool programmer/numerical control, tool & die maker, and mold maker. The cost of enrollment in the AWT Apprenticeship program is $2,000 per employee per year and through the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation’s TechCred Program, employers who submit successful TechCred applications will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per credential when current or prospective employees complete their training. AWT Staff Members will even help your company navigate the TechCred application for training reimbursement. 

For more information or to enroll your employee in the AWT Apprenticeship today, contact Juliana Petti at or Rachel Metcalf at . Click the buttons below for more information 

AWT Apprenticeship Program Press Release
AWT Apprenticeship Program Overview Packet
AWT Apprenticeship FAQ

Ready to enroll your employees in the AWT Apprenticeship Program?

To help spur interest in your employees, we've attached an "AWT Apprenticeship Flyer" that you can hang in your company to advertise the AWT Apprenticeship. The first step in enrolling your employees is to have them fill out the application below and email it to Rachel Metcalf, AWT Program Manger at

AWT Apprenticeship Flyer
AWT Apprenticeship Enrollment Process
AWT Apprenticeship Application

TechCred Application Open

The TechCred application is now open until June 30th at 3pm, this program allows businesses to seek reimbursement for upskilling current and/or incoming employees. The AWT Apprenticeship Program is a TechCred eligible training program, below we've included specific instructions on how to seek TechCred reimbursement for the AWT Apprenticeship Program.

TechCred Application
TechCred Reimbursement for AWT Apprenticeship Program

This Northeast Ohio Smart Manufacturing Cluster meeting features Hitachi Vantara and Logan Aluminum. Join the Friday, June 26th 9am-9:45am webinar to evaluate metrics and determine key performance indicators (KPIs) that require optimization. Register by clicking the link below

Register here

Join us at the Aerospace Defense & Supplier Innovation Event Tomorrow

The aerospace defense and supplier innovation event takes place tomorrow, June 25th from 1pm-3:30pm. Click the button below for the full details.

Aerospace Defense & Supplier Innovation Flyer

AWT Apprenticeship Program Webinars

Did you miss the AWT Apprenticeship Webinars? Never fear, we've got you covered. You can watch a recorded AWT Apprenticeship Webinar by clicking the video above.

If you prefer a live event, we have another webinar scheduled for Friday, June 29th, 2020 from 1pm-2pm via Zoom. If you are interested in this webinar, please RSVP to

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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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