NACL Welcomes Campers From The Alliance for Working Together

June 18, 2019

North American Coating Laboratories welcomed campers in fifth and sixth grade from The Alliance for Working Togethers Summer Manufacturing Camp to learn more about the multiple rewarding positions that are available in optical manufacturing. The campers were shown a presentation that outlined all the rewarding career paths that are available to applicants with various technical backgrounds.

NACL truly believes in the STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Math) approach to education and is excited to help motivate and educate student age children as they consider their future career plans.

The U.S. manufacturing base is experiencing solid and sustained growth. While this is good news for multiple industries, manufacturers continue to face a large workforce shortage that could hinder this continued growth.

According to research conducted by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, over the next ten years, manufacturers will likely need to add 4.6 million manufacturing jobs — 2.4 million of which may go unfilled. Today, more than 500,000 manufacturing jobs remain vacant in the United States. 

It’s our hope that through educating school age children and helping to remove some of the manufacturing job stigmas that we can encourage and foster interest in joining manufacturing companies upon completion of all levels of education including completion of high school, vocational certifications, all the way to formalized degrees.

Founded in 2002, The Alliance for Working Together is focused on working with all aspects of the community to promote careers in manufacturing. AWT works to create awareness and interest in manufacturing careers, to increase enrollment in training programs, to make sure curriculum for those programs is what manufacturers need, and to make sure those in the industry have the support they need. 

If you or your organization is interested in contributing to the ongoing efforts of the AWT Foundation please contact the AWT at For more information on the history of the AWT or how to become involved please contact them at 440.525.9017

North American Coating Laboratories provides specialized optical coatings for a wide variety of customers in both the polymer and glass optics markets. Our specialized knowledge and experience in both dip-applied and vacuum-applied processes make NACL one of the most respected and trusted organizations in the optical coatings field. Our coating competencies include Protective, Scratch-resistant, Reflective, Anti-reflective, Hydrophobic, Filter, Conductive, ITO, and Chemically Resistive coatings. North American Coating Laboratories is certified to ISO: 9001 quality standards and has been in business since 1974.

For more information on North American Coating Laboratories contact Dan Fiore, Director of Business Development for North American Coating Laboratories at 866-216-6225 or visit our website at

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