Workforce Connect manufacturing leadership team wins $50,000 award

Workforce Connect Manufacturing leaders hold $50,000 check for the Deborah Vesy Systems Change Champion Award.

October 12, 2021

MAGNET and Greater Cleveland Partnership won a $50,000 Deborah Vesy Systems Change Champion Award from the Deaconess Foundation. Together, they lead the Workforce Connect Manufacturing Sector Partnership, which is dedicated to bringing manufacturing jobs to underrepresented populations.

The effort created an entry-level training program called ACCESS to Manufacturing. Created in collaboration with Towards Employment and the Precision Metalforming Association, the four-week program includes a stipend; 120 hours of curriculum; work readiness and technical manufacturing training; and employer-led, hands-on activities, according to this Crain’s Cleveland Business report.