American Manufacturing Tribute Bike Tour
Take a Ride With Us! The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) and NWPA Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association are proud to educate and excite students about careers in manufacturing through The Making of a Legend – Careers in Manufacturing program. This educational program, which features a one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe motorcycle — also known as the American Manufacturing Tribute Bike — represents the best of manufacturing and the 21 MBA member companies who supply parts for Harley. By getting up close to this unique machinery and learning how it’s made, students gain a better understanding of the technology and training in manufacturing, as well as the importance of mathematics and science education in all aspects of industry. Call us at 814/833-3200 to schedule your tour today!
Patrick R. Locco Scholarship Awards
The Manufacturer & Business Association is proud to support technical education and one of the most impactful ways is through the Locco Awards, named in honor of the late Association Vice President Patrick R. Locco, a strong advocate of vocational education. The awards were created in 1972 (then known as the Golden Watch Awards) with the sole purpose — to recognize outstanding high school students who distinguish themselves in the pursuit of technical and academic excellence.
To be considered for this prestigious honor, students must apply and be nominated by a teacher. Each school then narrows the nominees to their top five candidates. Students are then interviewed by local businesspeople who ultimately choose the winners.
YES! Certificate Program
In collaboration with local school districts, employers and businesses, the Your Employability Skills Certificate Program, or YES™ Certificate program, is designed to help youth acquire the fundamental skills that employers regard as important to a well-trained workforce. The program addresses key concerns of 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.
Now available in northwestern Pennsylvania, the YES™ Certificate program includes a comprehensive, 120-hour course with rigorous certification requirements.
Roar on the Shore®
Founded in 2007 as an outreach of the Manufacturer & Business Association, the Roar on the Shore® motorcycle rally is one of the region’s most successful fundraising events — raising more than $840,000 for local charity to date while injecting more than $25 million into the local economy each year.
Celebrating its 13th year in 2019, Roar on the Shore® is Erie’s “Official Bike Week” and one of the fastest-growing charitable motorcycle rallies in the United States. Held the third week of July, the rally attracts more than 165,000 visitors to Erie, Pennsylvania to raise money for a worthwhile charity while encouraging motorcycle riding, safety and fellowship.
Join us for ROAR® 2019 – July 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21. See www.roarontheshore.com to learn more!
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