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WORKFORCE
BUILDER.

In demand skilled labor now on demand.

Custom Build Your Next
Workforce With NextWork.

We believe that Students + Industry = Possibility.

NextWork offers early exposure to manufacturing careers. Our program begins creating an appreciation for the opportunity as early as 4th grade. For students who identify as having a strong interest in entering the workforce directly following high school, NextWork provides a connection to internships and training programs customized by employers who wish to start cultivating their workforce of tomorrow, today.

Mission: The Lake and Geauga Counties Manufacturing/K-12 Partnership’s mission is to provide quality job opportunities to its students by providing exposure, training, and life skills required to be successful in a manufacturing environment, while helping to sustain and expand manufacturing in Lake and Geauga Counties.

Workforce Development
Meets Community Benefit.

Create a NextWork profile and begin finding potential candidates
to join your workforce.

Employers who partner with NextWork build their workforce,
decrease human resources efforts and training time while
contributing to their community. Every job creates a virtuous
cycle as employment strengthens the local economy, and a
stronger local economy strengthens companies.

Program Overview:

  • Participate in embedded career exposure through the school year (Career Day, Professional Speaker Series)
  • Build career backpack
  • Career exposure through the school year – site visits, internships and job shadowing
  • Develop a plan for their high school courses based on plan
  • Meet with school cotunselor to review their plan
  • Review college application process and requirements
  • Spend two days in field (2 career days, 2 college visit days, or1 career/college visit)
  • 2.5 week senior project

Job Shadowing

Individual students participate in one-day job shadowing experiences.The goal is for a student to have a personal experience in the workplace, they go on four experiences in the 10th and 11th grade

Internship

A project-based experience in which the students work with a team to develop a “real” project. The internship is a several week experience.

Professional Speakers

Students hear from people from a variety of industries and careers. The speakers share their story and experiences with the students. The speakers reach all the way down to the elementary school.

Site Visits

Large groups of students visit work sites and learn directly from company employees about their roles and responsibilities. Students experience what goes on at each site.

 

A Sampling of Partnering Organizations:
  • Swagelok Manufacturing
  • Universal Metal Products,
  • Lake Health Healthcare
  • WVIZ Technology
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Fredon Corporation
  • Lost Nation Airport
  • Component Repair Technologies
38% of employers consider internships
when selecting candidates from a large
pool of business school graduates.

Student Testimonials

“ The experience and skills I am
gaining put me in a position to
get a good job after graduating
and advance my career.”

DeNarr McRay

Wickliffe High School Student
Intern at Swagelok Corporation

This program has allowed me to see more
opportunities than just being a high school athlete
and student. It is giving me the skills to be successful
in the manufacturing industry. The experience and
skills I am gaining put me in a position to get a good
job after graduating and advance my career.

“There’s nothing like this program.
It’s so hands on and I’m learning
things that will have a serious
impact on my future.”

Anthony Noah

Wickliffe High School Student
Intern at Fredon Corporation

This is a great program because there’s an
opportunity to learn about all aspects of manufac-
turing. There’s more that goes on than machinery.
That’s usually all you hear about but there’s other
important roles, so if you have other interests, it’s
still worth looking into. There’s nothing like this
program. It’s so hands on and I’m learning things
that will have a serious impact on my future. I’m
excited to begin my career in manufacturing.

Company Testimonials

“NextWork = Local
Workforce Development”

Scott Seaholm

CEO
Universal Metal Products, Inc.

Nextwork = Local Work Force Development.
Universal Metal Products, Inc.’s future depends on
it. Students win by being exposed to the opportuni-
ties within the manufacturing environment and they
develop lifetime work skills and behavior. Employers
win by obtaining a motivated and skilled work force.
Best of all, we retain these students and future
employees in our community.

“We’re trying to convince students,
parents, and America that you can
make a great living without getting
a degree.”

Roger Sustar

CEO
Fredon Corporation

If every company in America did what we’re trying
to do, there would never be a workforce shortage.
We’re trying to convince students, parents, and
America that you can make a great living without
getting a degree. A career in manufacturing can
be very rewarding.

How to Get Involved

Talk with the NextWork
Governing Board

Connecting with NextWork is easy. Talk with the

NextWork Governing Board and they will help you

get started. Our consultants will discuss program

options with you and help build your workforce.

Register for the Online Portal

Sign Up

on next-work.org

Create a Profile

for your company

Post Jobss

internships, and
shadowing opportunities

Screen Applicants

and review potential candidate
profiles

Learn More!

There are hundreds of eager students waiting to learn more
about the manufacturing industry. Find out where to reach
them through NextWork.

NextWork

NextWork is an experiential learning platform that allows our Lake and Geauga businesses to offer opportunities for schools, students and the public to engage in a collaborative way.

Interested in NextWork for your community? Contact us!

Contact Us

NextWork Inc.
8221 Auburn Rd, Painesville, OH 44077
contact@next-work.org
http://www.next-work.org

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