Supporting the Youth of Today by Engineering a Path for Tomorrow
Ron Roehl, President of CNC Solutions, believes strongly in giving back to the community. And it’s not just Ron alone; it’s the entire company that buys into the mission. One of the ways CNC contributes is by volunteering to work with local students.
Recently Ron stated, “Growing up in today’s society is hard. Getting ahead is even harder. In order for kids to succeed it’s what they know and who they know. And right now if they know CNC is pulling for them we see them pushing forward in the future and hopefully profiting from our experience and expertise.”
In April of 2012 during the 76TH Annual Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education Conference, CNC was recognized with a “Business Friends of Education” Award for dedication to youth and initiatives that provide hands-on experience that helps students graduate well prepared for college and career. State Superintendent Tony Evers said, “These businesses reach out to students, teachers, and their communities to forge a strong connection between education and the workplace. They are to be commended for recognizing the importance of fostering business and education partnerships.”
The proclamation for CNC read:
In a six year partnership with the Watertown School District’s Technology and Engineering Department, CNC Solutions, LLC, provides business mentors who work directly with students. The mentors support student projects and provide continual feedback, and CNC management listens to final exams presentations, which contributes to the student’s real world learning. CNC also provides resources to support the school’s SkillsUSA chapter; serves on the school’s advisory council, which developed course content for technology and engineering studies; and contributed maintenance and equipment that helped to make the school’s manufacturing lab a success.
A partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives; working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).