Thank you for a great Think Manufacturing Career Expo!

Thank you for a great Think Manufacturing Career Expo!

Thanks to you for spreading the word, wishing us well, sponsoring, volunteering….you name it!   About 250 students attended the Expo and three school district sent buses in order to make sure their students could attend.   To that end, special thanks to Lake County Development Council for sponsoring the student transportation.

The event received a nice write-up in the News-Herald:

 Karen Tercek, president and CEO of the Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce, said this event lets students from around the county learn about internships, co-ops and part-time jobs the local companies might have.
“We kept hearing from our manufacturers that … they need new, young employees,” she said, adding that it has been a great partnership with AWT to make the expo a successThe main goals of the event were to create awareness with students and get talented students interested in a manufacturing career.
“A lot of our high schools have downsized their technical and vocational programs, so there is this void,” Tercek said.
Alyson Scott, president of Fredon, said there are a few key things they look for in potential employees.
“A good work ethic and a good attitude in general is important because when they come in you know they want to be there,” she said.
“It matters less what they know and more what their attitude is and their desire to learn because we can teach them.” 
 – News-Herald, 10/9/2014.   Read more here.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

  • Cast Nylons Limited
  • The City of Painesville
  • CompManagement
  • Component Repair Technologies
  • Fredon Corporation
  • First Federal Lakewood
  • Global Real Estate Advisors
  • Hardy Industrial Technologies
  • Lake County Chambers
  • Lake County Port Authority
  •  LakeHealth
  •  Lakeland Community College
  •  Lake National Bank
  •  NewsHerald
  •  Ohio Means Jobs Lake County

Thank you to our Donors:

  • Cleveland Pizza
  • Fredon
  • Ladies & Gentleman Spa
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Old Carolina Barbeque
  • Sam’s Club
  • Spence Technologies
  • Willoughby Hills Auto Repair


And word is that the student prize winner had two interviews lined up – so that means students, manufacturers and teachers connected really well.  We’re so pleased with the event, and thanks to all who participated!