Increase communications and collaboration between businesses and educational institutions.


    Close the knowledge gap between business and education.



    Industry Day - Educator Registration




    1. Positively market manufacturing jobs to area high school students
    • Coordinated Manufacturing Day tours for high school students
      • 108 students attended from 3 school systems (Middletown, Edgewood, Monroe)
      • Companies that participated
        • AK Steel
        • Middletown Tube
        • Phoenix Metals
        • Pilot Chemical
        • Precision Strip
        • Shepherd Chemical
        • Cohen
        • Metal Coaters
          • Luncheon presentation by Norman Chambers, Chairman of the Board and CEO of NCI Building Systems
    • Coordinated Industry Day tours for educators
      • 15 educators attended
      • Companies that participated
        • Home Depot
        • PAC Worldwide
        • Magnode
    • Created Industrial Displays at Chamber Expo to introduce Middletown High School students to local manufacturing career opportunities
    • Collaborated with Junior Achievement to create an 8th Grade Job exploration for Monroe Middle School students


    1. Closed the knowledge gap between business and education
    • Hosted State of Higher Education Luncheon
      • Butler Tech, Cincinnati State, Miami Regionals
    • Hosted K-12 Education Summit
      • School districts of Middletown, Monroe, Edgewood, Madison
    • Partnership with Junior Achievement (presenting curriculum in classrooms)
    • Collaborated with Middletown High School to deliver student Career Experience program
      • 20 students took part in a 9-week internship with the following businesses:
        • Atrium Medical Center
        • Otterbein
        • City of Middletown
        • GOP
        • First Financial
        • Middletown City School District
        • MidPointe Library


    National Association of Manufacturers Guide Book