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Community Programs

American Manufacturing Tribute Bike Tour


To educate and excite high school students about careers in manufacturing, the Manufacturer & Business Association and the National Tooling & Machining Association of Northwest PA are gearing up for a 17-county tour of schools, showcasing the American Manufacturing Tribute Bike. This one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe motorcycle represents the best of American manufacturing and the 21 member companies who supply parts for Harley.

As part of The Making of a Legend – Careers in Manufacturing program, students gain a better understanding of the technology and training required in manufacturing, as well as the importance of mathematics and science education in all aspects of the industry.


Patrick R. Locco Scholarship

The Manufacturer & Business Association created this award in 1972 to recognize outstanding high school students who distinguish themselves in pursuit of technical and academic excellence.

This scholarship was named in honor of Association Vice President Patrick R. Locco, a strong advocate of vocational education.

YES™ Certificate Program

Your Employability Skills Certificate Program ( YES™ ) begins in Erie

In collaboration with local school districts, employers and business organizations, the YES™ program is now available in northwestern Pennsylvania. The program is designed to help youth acquire the fundamental skills that employers regard as important to a well-trained work force. It addresses key concerns of the employers, while preparing applicants for quality employment opportunities and a pathway to a secure future.

YES™ was developed in York, Pennsylvania, by the York Operating Partnership and has a proven record of success at the high school level and in adult continuing education programs.

The YES™ program is a 120-hour course with rigorous certification requirements, which are taught in the senior year of high school.

View the YES™ program employer endorsements.