we Belive 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.
No one wants their son or daughter to begin adulthood with debt. If a 4-year degree is not your high-school student’s choice consider encouraging them to create a NextWork profile. Manufacturing companies are in need of skilled labor and offer high wages, excellent benefits, job security, and growth opportunities.
1 career/college visit)
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
A project-based experience in which the students work with a team to develop a “real” project. The internship is a several week experience.
Students hear from people froma 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.
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:
38% of employers consider internships when selecting candidates from a large pool of business school graduates.
At this job, you’re going to learn a skill. You’re
going to be ahead of the game. My original plan
was to go to college directly after high school
and then try to find a mechanical engineering
job upon graduating, but through this program
you’re able to learn valuable skills while you’re
in high school so when you graduate, you’re in a
position for a great job. I’m also earning college
credits so I feel really far.
Corporate HR Manager Universal Metal Products, Inc.
There are thousands of job openings in hundreds of local companies. Find out where the jobs and careers are through NextWork, your school counselor, and other members of the NextWork community.