Cox Mfg recently partnered with Scholarship America to give a tour to local Dollars for Scholars students.
Dollars for Scholars, presented by Scholarship America, unites communities in supporting and encouraging local students from all walks of life. Local students in 7th to 12th grade meet once a month to start planning what they want to do after high school. If they want to go to college, they start researching, grants, scholarships, and doing fundraisers. They participate in community service, as well.
A local Dollars for Scholars group visited Cox Mfg last weekend to discover another option after graduation--manufacturing and trade apprenticeships. Cox has been recognized in the media as being progressive in providing a future for the younger generation; the apprentice program is especially friendly to high school graduates with little or no experience. Cox allows for young adults to learn a valuable and transferable trade skill while earning a living wage and receiving full benefits.
Manufacturers like Cox have many aging employees that are beginning to retire and finding and training new, dependable workers can be a challenge. Groups like Dollars for Scholars help fill these in-demand positions, and will hopefully bring more young adults to companies like Cox Manufacturing.