Technical Corps Program

Encore Cleveland:
Technical Corps Program

Thanks to generous funding from The Cleveland Foundation, this Encore Cleveland initiative helps retirees use their time and talents helping young people develop manufacturing skills and prepare for employment.

Industry technicians who are retired or in transition assist in classrooms and support teachers with hands-on learning that prepares students for pre-apprenticeships, paid internships, and industry certifications.

Technical Corps Members have experience in manufacturing or automotive, and building construction; serve up to ten hours per week for an academic semester (16 weeks); and are compensated for their time.

 

Technical Corp Program

Gary Dudich, retired Journeyman Ironworker and Technical Corps Program Member, assists welding students at Max S. Hayes High School with practice welds.


Technical Corp Program

Stephen Schwind, retired Journeyman Electrician and Technical Corps Program Member, instructs Max S. Hayes High School 10th grade Building Construction students on a lamp project.


Technical Corp Program

Gary Dudich, retired Journeyman Ironworker and Technical Corps Program Member, assisted welding students with fabricating and welding a bird cage from scrap metal.



Technical Corp Program

Rich Eskra, retired diesel mechanic, instructs Max S. Hayes High School 12th grade diesel students on the mechanics of a snow blower.


Technical Corp Program

Ernie Kulik, retired Project Manager from Eaton Corporation and Technical Corps Program Member, assists machining teacher David Neylon and team of welding and machining students with the AWT Robobot design.


Technical Corp Program

Ernie Kulik, retired Project Manager from Eaton Corporation and Technical Corps Program Member, helps a student with troubleshooting Robobot issues. Ernie assisted machining and welding students with the AWT Robobot project and competition in 2016 and 2017.



For more information about the Encore Cleveland: Technical Corps Program, contact Jessica Westropp, Workforce Development Manager, at 216.588.1444.