AWT Foundation Newsletter

Working together to promote rewarding manufacturing careers throughout Northeast Ohio. 


The BIGGEST giving day of the year is here and we want you to meet someone--say hello to Cliff (pictured above on the left-hand side)! Cliff participated in two years of the AWT RoboBots program at Mentor High School. Cliff's RoboBots Team was sponsored by Fredon Corporation in Mentor, OH, where Cliff learned real-world skills to be successful in the workforce. After his senior year, Fredon Corporation offered Cliff a position as a machinist and Cliff gratefully accepted. Due to Cliff's willingness to learn and excitement for the industry, Fredon Corporation enrolled Cliff in the AWT Apprenticeship program. Today, Cliff continues to advance his career in manufacturing, further his education, and receive wage increases because of AWT's programs. 

Cliff is not alone; each year, AWT provides incredible Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-to-career programs for hundreds of K-12 students and apprentices, but we cannot do this good work without your support. Please consider donating to The AWT Foundation and our mission this #GivingTuesday by clicking the button below
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AWT Apprenticeship Video Premiere

We are so excited to announce the premiere of our AWT Apprenticeship Video!
A very special thank you to The STERIS Corporation Team for donating their time and expertise to create this incredible video!

AWT Transformation Training Center 

In case you missed it, check-out the AWT Transformation Training Center official announcement by clicking the button below. You can also view the News Herald's article about the AWT Transformation Training Center below. Thank you for this great article, News Herald Team!
AWT Transformation Training Center Announcement
AWT Training Center News Herald Article

Sign up for the AWT Apprenticeship Webinar on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

During the webinar, we will cover the following topics: what programs are offered, how the apprenticeship program will benefit the employee and employer, what the education looks like, how to apply your employees for the apprenticeship program, how to get a reimbursement and apply for TechCred, responsibilities as an employer, and much more! After the webinar we will have a Q&A to answer any of your questions.
Join AWT for a festive and fun virtual holiday mixer on Thursday, December 17th 2020 from 6pm-7:30pm via Zoom. We know this year has been tough, so this holiday mixer is a time for fun and cheer! To register, click the button below

Unemployment-to-Apprenticeship Program

Lake County, Avery Dennison, Lincoln Electric, Component Repair Technologies, Spence Technologies, Lincoln Electric, and AWT have partnered to bring about the unemployment-to-apprenticeship program, where individuals who have had their employment affected by COVID-19 can seek employment and free apprenticeship training. AWT is currently accepting resumes for the next round of interviews for this program. For more information, please see the News Herald article and program flyer below. If you have any questions or wish to apply, please contact Juliana Petti, AWT Executive Director: 
Lake County partners with Alliance for Working Together Foundation to create apprenticeship program
Unemployment-to-Apprenticeship Flyer

Recruit & Retain Employees with the Transit GO Program: A Transit Benefit for Lake County Employers

We are so excited to announce AWT’s partnership with Laketran, The Lake County Commissioners, The Fund for Economic Future, The Paradox Prize, and OhioMeansJobs Lake County on Transit GO!

This program provides free bus passes to Lake County employers for their current and potential employees. For more information about the program, download the press release and flyer below
Transit GO Flyer
Transit GO Press Release

AWT Celebrated National Apprenticeship Week

On Monday, November 9th, 2020 Auburn Career Center, The Lake County Commissioners, and AWT Foundation celebrated the twenty AWT Apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week. During this national apprenticeship week celebration, Commissioner Hamercheck provided remarks to the AWT Apprentices and each apprentice received an official proclaimation from the Lake County Commissioners' Office. 

Alyson Scott recognized as a 2020 Woman of Excellence in Metalforming & Fabricating

Congratulations to AWT Board President and Fredon Corporation President, Alyson Scott for being recognized as a 2020 Woman of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating! It is well deserved! 

Dworken & Bernstein Co., LPA presents AWT Members in the Know: Overtime Payment

Dworken & Bernstein Co., LPA and AWT have partnered to bring to you, "AWT Members in the Know" a series of articles on business topics to meet the needs of AWT Members. This month, the "AWT Members in the Know" article will focus upon FLSA exemptions relating to the payment of overtime. To read the full article prepared by Dworken & Bernstein, click the button below. 
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Federated Insurance presents Power Surges & Why They Matter to Your Company 

Federated Insurance and AWT have partnered to bring to you, "Power Surgers & Why They Matter to Your Company." To read the full article prepared by Federated Insurance, click the button below 
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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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