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Teacher Manufacturing Boot Camp

About this experience…

This summer, twenty-five teachers and school counselors from districts in Marion and surrounding Counties will have the opportunity to participate in the “Teacher Manufacturing Boot Camp” being organized by America’s Workforce Development Capital, Marion Technical College, and Ashland University.

This program will show teachers what really goes on behind the scenes in the manufacturing industry. Participants will gain first-hand experience about the rewarding careers available in manufacturing companies in Marion County and the skills students need to obtain and retain these positions.

The schedule for the five-day Boot Camp experience includes:

  • Day 1 (July 25) – Orientation: 8:30 AM-Noon
    The Ohio State University – Marion Campus Maynard Hall Room 220
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tours of OSUM, MTC, TRCC/Ramtec
  • Day 2 (July 26) – Interactive tours of two different manufacturing companies and a conversational lunch with industry leaders: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Day 3 (July 27) – Interactive tours of two different manufacturing companies and a conversational lunch with industry leaders: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Day 4 (July 28) – Interactive tours of two different manufacturing companies and a conversational lunch with industry leaders: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Day 5 (August 5) – Wrap Up/Presentations: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Ohio State University – Marion Campus Maynard Hall Room 220

Teachers and counselors who are selected for participation in the Boot Camp will receive the following benefits:

  • Three graduate-level credits from Ashland University for only $75.00 (This is a $540 savings being funded through a generous grant provided by Lt. Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation.)
  • Materials to use in the classroom based on information learned throughout the All educators will create a project/unit to use with students.
  • Instruction and guidance from top-level professionals at participating manufacturers, Ashland University, Marion Technical College, and America’s Workforce Development Capital.

All Core Content and Special Area Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers, School Counselors, and Career Coaches interested in participation can fill out an online application at the following link (please open in Google): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1leo8JtO6k7QyYYyIZtpsLixXlKF96aCI01ZEliLuZYM/edit

The deadline to apply is June 25, 2022.

Twenty-five participants will be chosen for this year’s Boot Camp. Notification of acceptance into the program will occur by July 1, 2022.

What did participating teachers and counselors from 2019 have to say about the Boot Camp Experience from Sandusky County?

  • “Being a participant of the Teacher Manufacturing Boot Camp was eye-opening for me. My view of the manufacturing world has been extremely altered and students will be aware of the excellent opportunities that surround them in the workforce. It was a wonderful experience to be a part of and the wealth of knowledge I gained exceeded my expectations. “(Erika Montgomery, Gibsonburg Exempted Village)
  • “The Manufacturing Boot Camp was a rewarding Being able to interact with other colleagues towards the promotion of skilled trades that are in demand within our own communities was very enjoyable. Being able to observe manufacturers and get a feel for what they do and what skills and qualities they need our students to know helps me as a teacher guide my students to better meet the needs of these potential future employers.” (Benjamin Sawdo, Fremont City Schools)
  • “I absolutely loved the Manufacturing Teacher Boot Camp. I learned so much from this opportunity and am looking forward to sharing my experience with my students in the upcoming school I was amazed at what each factory had to offer, and was inspired by the passion of every worker we came in contact with throughout the tours. Thank you to all for this wonderful opportunity!” (Jamie Koselke, Bellevue City Schools)
  • “This camp far exceeded my It has truly opened my eyes to what is available to our students in our area and I am very excited to collaborate with these businesses in the future with my students!” (Brandy Ivy, Fremont City Schools)

Contact Information:

Tami Galloway,
Program Manager America’s Workforce Development Capital
gallowayt@mtc.edu
740-386-4236

This boot camp is in partnership with America’s Workforce Development Capital, Marion Technical College, Ashland University, and The Ohio State University Marion.

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