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Technical Education Students on Co-op at Northway Industries

SUN Tech Co-op Students at Northway Industries

SUN Tech Co-op Students at Northway Industries

An early morning photo of SUN Area Technical Institutes Precision Machining Program students(L-R), Austin Fry, Brett Hummel, SUN Tech Director Dennis Hain, and Ross Bruner. Northway Industries employs current Co-op Students and Alumni for their various operations at their Middleburg Plant. Northway Industries annually supports high achieving students at SUN Tech’s Awards Program. This mutual Partnership is an Award Winning Program for community members. A Local Success Story for ALL.

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Trusts Technical Educations

“When we hire former students of SUN-Tech, they are prepared for the challenges that we face in the truck repair industry. Students from SUN-Tech have a great understanding of what it takes to be a sound, successful technician due to the training that they have received.”

– Jay A. Zeigler, Service Supervisor, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.

 

Advocacy for Technical Education: Harvard’s Pathways to Prosperity

In February, 2011 the Harvard Graduate School of Education​ published a report entitled Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century. The report espouses the following claims:

  • The United States has fallen woefully behind other nations both in quality of education and in numbers of graduates of both high school and post-secondary institutions.
  • Our current secondary educational system is failing our youth and business by failing to offer multiple pathways to employment.
  • Our current post-secondary educational system is failing our youth and business by failing to produce job-ready graduates.
  • In order to solve this educational and economic quandary technical education, cooperative education opportunities, and increased employer involvement must become a primary focus of our educational policy.

You can read and download the report here (Adobe Reader required).