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    Increase communications and collaboration between businesses and educational institutions.

     

    ​1. Positively market manufacturing jobs to area high school students

    • Developed Career Ambassadors between businesses and students
    • Coordinated Manufacturing Day tours for high school students (month of October)
      • ​​449 students attended from 6 school systems (Edgewood, Madison, Marshall, Middletown, MiddState, Monroe)
      • 317% increase in students from 2016/154% increase in the number of tours offered
      • Companies that participated:
        • Air Products
        • AK Steel Middletown Works
        • AK Research & Innovation Center
        • Crane Consumables
        • Deceuninck North America
        • Granger Plastics
        • Magellan Aerospace
        • Middletown Tube
        • Phoenix Metals
        • Precision Strip
        • Quaker Chemical
        • Shepherd Chemical
      • Placed Business Banners in schools
    • Created Industrial Displays at Chamber All American Business & Careers Expo to introduce area students to local manufacturing career opportunities – 40 businesses participated/175 students attended
    • Collaborated with Junior Achievement to create an 8th Grade Job Exploration (JA) for Monroe Middle School students
    • Attended Ohio Manufacturers Association Symposium

     

    2. Closing the knowledge gap between business and education

    • Hosted State of Higher Education Luncheon with Butler Tech, Cincinnati State & Miami Regionals
    • Hosted K-12 Public Education Summit with Middletown, Monroe, Edgewood & Madison school districts
    • Partnership with Junior Achievement (presenting curriculum in classrooms)
    • Collaborated with Middletown High School to deliver student Career Experience program
      • A nine-week program with local businesses
      • Students participated – 25 first semester – 50 second semester
      • Companies that participated:
        • Abilities First
        • All About You Catering
        • Atrium Medical Center
        • BelFlex Staffing
        • Berachah Baptist Church
        • CBI/Middletown Community Foundation
        • Cincinnati State Middletown
        • City of Middletown
        • Conger Construction
        • Design 2 Wear 2
        • First Financial Bank
        • KKM Vet Clinic
        • LCNB National Bank
        • Miami University Middletown
        • Middletown Performing Arts Academy
        • Middletown Division of Police
        • MidPointe Library
        • Otterbein
        • Slam Dunk Sports Marketing
        • YMCA
    • Miami University President Greg Crawford and Government Relations representative Randi Thomas tour of AK Research
    • Participated in Lunch & Learn with high school students