Magnet has skilled approach to lead way with work-based learning program

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Rachel Abbey McCafferty.

As manufacturers continue to look for ways to close the skills gap and attract new employees to the industry, Magnet‘s Work-Based Learning program could serve as a possible model.

There’s a lot of information available on work-based learning, but it’s unique to see a step-by-step guide to getting started like Magnet has put together, said Linda O’Connor, assistant director for apprenticeships under career-technical education for the Ohio Department of Education. She said Cleveland-based Magnet’s working guide sets up a “seamless pathway” that outlines educator and company expectations.

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Originally published October 26, 2014.

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