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President Obama Visits MAGNET

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Considering a Career in Advanced Manufacturing?

On March 18, 2015 President Obama began his day-long trip to the buckeye state with a stop at MAGNET, the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network's Innovation Center in Cleveland.  MAGNET is one of six Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEP) in Ohio that works to stimulate and advocate manufacturing throughout the state. The President announced nearly $500 million in public-private investments to strengthen U.S. advanced manufacturing by investing in new technologies and supporting small manufacturers.

With the manufacturing sector and auto industries resurging, now is the optimal time to consider a career in manufacturing.  There are thousands of unfilled jobs in the manufacturing sector now that need to be filled for continued growth and prosperity. Ohio Dream It. Do It. informs young talent to understand what manufacturing is and the education and skills needed to prepare for a career.

 

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By Diane Rossa
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Cleveland, OH---LIFT (Lightweighting Innovations for Tomorrow) is one of nine manufacturing innovation institutes that make up Manufacturing USA. Encompassing five states including Ohio, LIFT is targeting the use of new weight-reducing technologies and materials in industries such as transportation, automotive, aerospace, defense, and bio-medical. Research shows that lighter materials can bring better performance benefits to a range of components and products critical to these sectors. Through the LIFT partnership, MAGNET provides students with work-based learning opportunities including paid internships in lightweighting-related companies throughout the full supply chain. It also provides a financial incentive to companies hiring students. Working with career technical schools and colleges, the project will demonstrate the value of this approach to address the skill shortages in advanced manufacturing and will result in an advanced manufacturing career pathway. MAGNET recently hosted

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