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The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) 


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-

aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and

occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million

military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.

Alliance for Working Together

The Alliance for Working Together was started in 2002 as a small, informal group of manufacturers, who met to discuss topics of interest and as a way to reach out to other manufacturers in the region. Finding skilled workers was quickly identified as one of the top challenges for our manufacturers. Promoting rewarding careers in manufacturing became the core mission of the organization. In 2012, the AWT Foundation became a 501-(c)3 non-profit. The AWT consortium now includes about 150 member companies (and growing) all engaged to work toward the sustainability of manufacturing in our community.

With the help of our strategic partners, the AWT Foundation has placed more than 1,000+ students into manufacturing careers. We have exposed over 300 5th and 6th grade students to careers in local communities. We have facilitated over 1,200 student, teacher, and parent tours of manufacturing facilities. We have been instrumental in access to transportation for manufacturing employees. By 2023, we will have trained 288 apprentices in the Northeast Ohio region.

What does the Apprenticeship Program offer?

For Employers

·        A stable, reliable pipeline

·        Customized training that meets industry standards

·        Increased knowledge transfer through on-the-job learning from an experienced mentor, combined with education courses to support work-based learning

·        Enhanced employee retention

·        A safer workplace

For Employees

·        Job security

·        A journeyman’s certificate

·        Wage increases


What is AWT’s Role?

AWT’s mission: “To promote rewarding manufacturing careers for the long-term growth and sustainability of the manufacturing industry throughout Northeast Ohio.”

AWT developed this apprenticeship model allow all types of companies (small, mid-sized, and large) to participate in apprenticeships and as a 501-c3 non-profit run by businesses leaders, we are able to pivot our program quickly to meet industry needs

About the Apprenticeship Program

What Programs are there?

·        Tool & Die Maker

·        Mold Maker

·        Precision Machinist

·        Tool Programmer/Numerical Control

What do the apprentices learn?

·        Blue Print Reading

·        Autodesk Fusion 360

·        Solidworks

·        Applied Shop Math

·        Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

·        Capstone in focused area


·        The AWT Apprenticeship Program is a blended educational model with online and in-person, expert training

·        In the AWT Apprenticeship Program, there are 25 online courses between 576-612 hours of technical related training. This is an online format, so students can work at their own pace

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