Butler Tech Signing Day 2019

More than 30 High School Academic Stars Will Launch Advanced Manufacturing Careers at April 12 Butler Tech Signing Day

28 local manufacturers gain job commitments from highly prized precision machining and welding students; provide more than $1 million total in annual compensation


CINCINNATI (April 12, 2019) – High school superstars will be celebrated at Butler Tech Signing Day on April 12. But this signing ceremony won’t send athletes to the Big Ten, Big East or Ivy League. Instead, these phenoms will launch lucrative high-tech careers by committing to high-paying jobs and apprenticeships with leading local advanced manufacturers.

In a morning ceremony at Butler Tech’s Event Center auditorium, no less than 28 companies belonging to the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP) or Butler Tech advisory councils will announce job agreements with more than 30 students trained in precision machining and welding.

“Starting salaries for these students are up to $18.00/hour and with benefits that equates to approximately $45,000 annually, a great start to these amazing careers, said Amy Meyer, Rhinestahl VP corporate development, who chairs the AMIP. In total, the manufacturers are signing students to jobs yielding over a $1 million in starting annual compensation.

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the average U.S. manufacturing worker earns about $82,023 annually, including pay and benefits, and manufacturers have one of the highest percentages of workers who are eligible for employer-provided health benefits.

Clippard, a pneumatic valve and cylinder manufacturer in White Oak, is among the successful signing day recruiters. Manufacturing Operations Manager Robin Rutschilling said Clippard’s student signee brings a great attitude, training and willingness to do whatever is asked of him. “He is interested in continuing his education through our local colleges and will use our tuition reimbursement program,” Rutschilling said. “I’m excited to see an individual excited about manufacturing and think he has selected a career that can lead in many directions.”

General Tool, the Reading-based provider of aerospace and defense systems, is bringing seven students onboard to work in fabricating and machining. Operations Manager Tim Waldron is impressed by the quality of the recruits. “Butler Tech is doing a world class job of getting its students ready to contribute to their employers on Day One,” he said.

AMIP’s goal is to change perceptions, showing students and parents why employment in advanced manufacturing right out of high school is a great way to get started on a rewarding career. AMIP is an employer-led collaboration of more than 240 members representing the advanced manufacturing industry.

The companies providing signing day jobs to Butler Tech students are AMIP members or are on Butler Tech advisory councils. They are as follows: Advanced Drainage Systems, Alfons-Haar Inc., A.R.I. Phoenix, Ashley Ward Inc., Blue Ash Tool and Die, Byron Products, Cincinnati Fan, Clippard, Custom Tooling Co., Die Craft, Faxon Machining, Fein Tool, GE Dayton-Elano Unison Industries, and General Tool.

Also, Krause Electric, Magna Machine Inc., Majors Supply, The Metal Working Group, Modern Sheet Metal Works, Qualiturn CNC Machining, RB Tool & Manufacturing, Rhinestahl, Richards Industries, Rubber Duck 4×4, Tipco Punch, Valco Melton, Wood-Mizer and Xtek Inc.

The Butler Tech Signing Day event is scheduled to take place from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. The Butler Tech Event Center is located at 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road in Liberty Township.




Contact: Kristine Glenn, (513) 317-3890, kglenn@fatcatcommunications.com


About Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partners (AMIP)

Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP) is an employer-led collaboration of more than 240 members representing the Advanced Manufacturing Industry. The AMIP is funded and led by Partners for a Competitive Workforce, a strategic initiative of United Way of Greater Cincinnati. It also is affiliated with the National Manufacturing Association (NAM), the Ohio Manufacturing Association (OMA), the Manufacturing Institute (MI) and Dream It Do It OKI.


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