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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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