NKY company faces skilled labor shortage

The Business Courier highlights a UC engineering academy for high school students

The Business Courier highlighted an engineering academy for high school students sponsored by GE Aerospace and administered by the University of Cincinnati.

The newspaper spoke to Northern Kentucky machine tool company Mazak about its planned expansion amid a national shortage of skilled workers.

According to the Business Courier, advanced manufacturing is strong in Greater Cincinnati with 121,300 manufacturing employees.

UC is working with companies like GE Aerospace to help train students for technical and high-skills jobs.

GE Aerospace's Engineering Academy provides students ages 15 to 18 with hands-on experience, including design challenges, university campus exploration and interaction with GE volunteers. Grads who complete the program and meet eligibility requirements receive partial scholarships to support their engineering dreams.

Students gain more than 220 hours of hands-on experience before they graduate. 

GE Aerospace announced its collaboration with UC will continue through at least 2028.

Likewise, UC's nationally renowned co-op program provides on-the-job experience students need to launch their careers in a diversity of fields from engineering to business.

Read the Business Courier story.

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