We are currently seeking manufacturers willing to host paid internships for qualified students in welding, machining, and computer aided design (CADD).
- Access an expanded pool of job candidates and see these candidates in action before hiring them
- Provide a short-term work experience that potentially leads to long term employment
- Give students hands-on experience while they establish positive work habits
Now is the time to get started!
- Internships begin in mid-January and last through the month of April
- 4 to 6 weeks before: employer agrees to host intern
- 4 weeks before: student applies and interviews with company
- Interns work in the afternoon for approximately 10 hours per week
- Employers determine the rate of pay, at least minimum wage
- Company sponsor is assigned to mentor the intern while onsite
- Liability insurance for students participating in an internship will be covered by Cleveland Metropolitan School District
- Other roles and responsibilities – click for details
José, a 12th grade welding student at Max Hayes Career Technical High School, is qualified for an internship.
Jose loves welding!
In 9th grade he was instantly hooked by the arc discharged by the electric current, and was excited that he could create metal projects from scratch. In his third year of welding, Jose is on his way to earning AWS certifications in MIG, TIG, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).
"I would like to get hands on experience and see the welding process in the field," said José, who thinks welding is a good career option after he completes high school.
William E. Graham, Jr., Vice President of B&R Machine Company has hosted a number of machining interns, with the most recent becoming a full time employee. Graham told us, "It's fulfilling to be a part of a student's development, and offer them a glimpse into what the future holds. Hands on opportunities take students beyond the classroom, and allow them to gain an understanding of a real work environment."
"It makes sense for Melin Tool to pursue internships with students from the Max Hayes machining program. Three of our best, long time employees are former interns and graduates of the program. Students come to us with a basic knowledge of working in a production environment like ours, and they have an eagerness to learn and contribute to our organizational goals. We bring them in with every intention of extending a job offer if the internship is successful. The school also instills organizational and soft skills that are so lacking in some candidates these days." Rob Wise, Operations Manager, Melin Tool Company, Inc.