Raymond Supports Future of Manufacturing with Youth Apprenticeship Program

Jun 04, 2012
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The Raymond Corporation recently recognized high school seniors who have spent around two years contributing to Raymond through its Youth Apprenticeship Program at its headquarters in Greene, N.Y.

GREENE, N.Y. — The Raymond Corporation recently recognized high school seniors who have spent the past two years contributing to Raymond through its Youth Apprenticeship Program at an apprenticeship senior night in Greene, N.Y., on May 23, 2012. The apprenticeship program prepares students for careers in the manufacturing industry. Held in conjunction with Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and the Greene School District in New York, the apprenticeship program has welcomed 56 students since 1991. 

“The Raymond Corporation does an outstanding job of mentoring and coaching the high school students who participate in the Youth Apprenticeship Program,” says Sandra Watkins, career development center supervisor at BOCES. “The program has become part of the business culture at Raymond because it sees the value in our partnership and how it benefits not only the students but the business, the industry and the school.” 

Following each apprenticeship term, Raymond holds a yearly apprenticeship senior night, where student apprentices share the skills they have acquired as a result of the program. Students typically highlight increased knowledge related to areas such as workflow process, quality improvement and material handling.

The Youth Apprenticeship Program, coordinated through BOCES, is part of Raymond’s commitment to improve the future of manufacturing. It allows junior and senior high school students to explore multiple career options in the material handling industry. The program provides a firsthand look at the intricacies of manufacturing and encourages students in their career pursuits.

Attesting to the overall success of this program, Raymond has hired many past participants as full-time employees at its headquarters.

For more information on the Youth Apprenticeship Program, call 607-763-3254. For more information on Raymond, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200.

The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of unmatched material handling technology, expertise and support to increase productivity and cost-efficiency. Designed with ecological and economical benefits in mind, Raymond® lift trucks are engineered to achieve higher performance and increase efficiency. Raymond offers a full line of manual and electric lift trucks — including pallet trucks, walkie stackers, counterbalanced trucks, reach trucks, orderpickers and turret trucks — and iWAREHOUSE®, complete with iWAREHOUSE Essential™ and iWAREHOUSE Enterprise™, to manage lift truck fleets, labor efficiencies and warehouses. Additionally, flexible automation solutions, customized financing options and industry-leading consultation from Raymond further enhance warehouse processes and streamline material handling practices.

Above. And beyond.®, iWAREHOUSE®, iWAREHOUSE Enterprise™, iWAREHOUSE Essential™ and Raymond® are U.S. trademarks of The Raymond Corporation.

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