Ellwood Representatives Talk Manufacturing with Students

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – For the second straight year, representatives from Ellwood visited Lawrence County area high schools and talked with students about career opportunities in manufacturing.

The company partnered with Lawrence County School-to-Work to coordinate the visits to high schools in the county over a five-day period. The initiative is a lead-up to Manufacturing Day, which is celebrated on the first Friday in October.

“The school visits are a great opportunity to get in front of students to not only educate them about the careers available in their community, but to answer their questions about who we are and what we do at Ellwood,” said Dena Baptiste, director of human resources. “Lawrence County School-To-Work is an exceptional partner, and our area high schools are always very welcoming as each played a key role in the success of this week.”

The 30-minute presentations highlighted the company’s divisions, team members and the impact Ellwood steel has throughout the country and around the world.

Two schools were scheduled each day throughout the week, beginning with visits to Wilmington and Neshannock high schools on Monday; Ellwood City Lincoln High School and Lawrence County Career and Technical Center on Tuesday; Shenango and Union high Schools on Wednesday; New Castle and Mohawk high schools on Thursday; and Laurel and Riverside high schools on Friday.

“This is the second year we have taken this program to the schools, and each year as we present, you can see the interest of the students grow as the groups start to understand what our facilities do and the impact we have nationally and globally,” said Quyrus Epps, director of team member relations at Ellwood. “Lawrence County has such a wealth of talent, and as the area’s largest manufacturing employer, we are excited to be able to talk with these students and give them a better understanding of local opportunities.”

Pictured at top: Ellwood team member Sherri Mankevich talks to Neshannock High School students Monday.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.