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Alliance for Working Together Announces Recent Achievements

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Roll-Kraft-sponsored group generates student interest in manufacturing

Mentor, OH. (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

The Alliance for Working Together Foundation (AWT), a group in which Roll-Kraft is heavily involved in sponsoring, was formed by local business executives to promote careers in manufacturing and focus on developing programs to encourage students. Roll-Kraft is pleased to announce the program's recent achievements.

These accomplishments include:

  • Conducting over 1,500 seventh and eighth grade tours of AWT member manufacturing plants
  • Developing an Associate's degree at Lakeland Community College with input from member companies
  • Introducing a new manufacturing high school program at the local career center
  • Conducting a video contest that drew over 27,000 website hits; all videos may be seen on the organization's website.
  • Launching an AWT Speakers' Bureau
  • Forming a Scholarship Committee to support students in their educational goals
  • Creating an Ambassador Team to promote rewarding careers in manufacturing at career and job fairs

In addition, the group attracted nearly 250 students and over 2,500 spectators to its most recent RoboBots competition. The RoboBots competition, conducted under the guidelines of the National Robotics League, is another way of introducing students to the many rewarding careers in manufacturing.

The AWT Foundation includes more than 75 manufacturing companies with executive-level representatives that understand they must first get students interested in and educated on manufacturing careers before they will have the skilled workforce necessary to sustain growth in the region.

Roll-Kraft, a leading manufacturer of tooling for the tube & pipe and roll forming industry, strongly supports and participates in the efforts of AWT and takes an active role in bringing students to Roll-Kraft to view its current manufacturing processes.

To learn more, visit the AWT Foundation's website at http://thinkmfg.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/AWTRoboBots.

Roll-Kraft has its headquarters in Mentor, Ohio, and maintains other facilities in Frankfort, Illinois (Roll-Kraft Northern), and Ontario, Canada (Roll-Kraft Ltd.). The company phone number is (888) 953-9400 or (440) 205-3100, and the fax number is (440) 205-3110. Visit the Roll-Kraft web site at roll-kraft.com. For easy and immediate contact with Roll-Kraft that transcends time zones and working hours, the website features Dr. Resolve. Simply complete and submit an on-line form and Roll-Kraft will respond.

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