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AWT Foundation Newsletter

Working together to promote rewarding manufacturing careers throughout Northeast Ohio. 

AWT Golf Outing

 The Sixth Annual AWT Golf Outing is on August 31st, 2020 at the Kirtland Country Club. This year, to comply with social-distancing practices, we will be assigning each team a "tee-off' time once they register. In leui of a large dinner celebration, we will be providing a $50 gift card to each individual to a local restaurant to comply with social-distancing practices and support our fellow local businesses.

There are currently only ten more foursomes available! All sponsorships are still available. Check-out the foursomes and sponsorship packages available by clicking the button below. Once you know which package you'd like, just
email Juliana@thinkmfg.com and we'll send you an invoice. 

If your AWT Membership package includes a golf registration, you have already been registered and you should have received an email from an AWT Staff Member about your team on July 8th, 2020. Please contact
Juliana@thinkmfg.com if you did not receive an email.  

Thank you for your continued support! 
AWT Golf Outing Information

AWT in the News

Did you see the AWT Apprenticeship highlighted in the News Herald and Crain's Cleveland? In case you missed it, check-out the links below. Thank you to the Ohio Manufacturers' Association (OMA), PMA, and Glenn Levar and STHRM, Inc. for sharing the news about the AWT Apprenticeship model in your newsletters as well!
AWT Apprenticeship in the News Herald
Crain's Cleveland Business: AWT Apprenticeship Highlight

Congratulations to our Members! 

Recently Tendon Manufacturing, Truline Industries, and Oswald were all named Top Workplaces in 2020 by the Plain Dealer! Etna Products was listed as one of the Best Employers in Ohio by Crain's Cleveland!

A special congratulations to Tendon Manufacturing for being named the first-place winner of Top Workplaces 2020 in the small business category! 


Congratulations to Bill Swan, AWT Education Committee Member of  Swagelok for winning the 2020 Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education Business Image Award for his partnership with Auburn! 

Apply for the 2020 Dream Big Small Business of the Year

The 2020 Dream Big Small Business of the Year will take home a $25,000 cash prize! Don't miss your chance! The deadline to apply is July 17th, 2020. 
Eligibility Criteria:
A business must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Dream Big Awards:
  • For-profit business that operates primarily within the United States
  • Have less than 250 employees or gross revenues of less than $20 million in 2018 and 2019
  • Provide support (in-kind and/or financial) to their community 
Apply for Big Dream Small Business Award
JobsOhio and Team NEO are excited to inform you that details on the Ohio Site Inventory Program (OSIP) are now available on the JobsOhio website.  Final program guidelines have been posted, with a program start date of July 1, 2020.  An online Pre-Vet form is also now live, which should be submitted by a lead applicant who is interested in being considered for this competitive grant/loan program.  Please click the button below for more information
Ohio Site Inventory Program

Did you miss the Monode Marking Products for the Drive-Thru Trade Show? 

We had a great time at the Monode Marking Products for their drive-thru trade show learning about Monode's various products! Please check-out Monode's website by clicking the button below 
Monode Marking Products

Lake County General Health District & AWT Wellness Study for Employees in Manufacturing

Is your company interested in understanding the health and wellness of your employees? Join the Lake County General Health District & AWT for a wellness study on employees in manufacturing careers. If your company participates, they will receive access to the anonymous survey results gathered and an invitation to the follow-up Zoom meeting to discuss employee wellness resources on Tuesday, August 11th from 11am-12pm. Please contact Haley Russo, hrusso@lcghd.org of the Lake County General Health District if you are interested or have any questions

Wellness Study Flyer

ODSA Diversity & Inclusion Internship

The Ohio Development Services Agency’s (DSA) Diversity and Inclusion Technology Internship Program. It offers employers with technology-related needs the opportunity to connect with diverse, young talent through paid internships. Qualified employers will be reimbursed two-thirds of the intern's wages -- up to $10,000. 

Participating companies must provide
a meaningful internship experience, have non-residential work space, and hire interns as employees (W-2). Employers may hire up to three interns for different positions. The program's minimum wage is $15 an hour. For more information, please click the button below. 
Diversity & Inclusion Internship

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. 

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

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

New COVID-19 Employer Tax Credits

The Employee Retention Credit is designed to encourage employers to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in qualified wages paid to an employee by an eligible employer experiencing economic hardship related to COVID-19. This credit is for wages paid from 3/13/2020 through 12/31/2020. Businesses that receive a Small Business Interruption Loan under the Paycheck Protection Program are not eligible.

 

COVID-19 Tax Credit Information

Agility Prime

 The Air Force recently launched Agility Prime, a non-traditional program seeking to accelerate the commercial market for advanced air mobility vehicles (i.e., "flying cars"). Leveraging unique testing resources and revenue-generating government use cases for distributed logistics and disaster response, the government plans to mitigate current commercial market and regulatory risks. Agility Prime also aims to bring together industry, investor, and government communities to establish safety and security standards while accelerating commercialization of this  
 revolutionary technology. 

For more information, please click the button below. 
 

 

Agility Prime Information

What's SkillUp?

SkillUp is a nationally recognized (by the Brookings Institution) business advisory service offered by the Cuyahoga County Department of Economic Development that helps companies identify business problems, create solutions, and drive business results.

SkillUp will provide business concierge services and training advisory services (and possible training reimbursement) to any business regardless of their county residence. For more information, please click the button below. 

 

SkillUp Information

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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