Students like Dawson, who have an interest in entering the workforce after graduation, can apply to become a full-time employee with Weidmann. They also work with students to allow them to work part-time while attending college, which is what Gavin hopes to do. After graduation he will be attending Ashland University majoring in Business Administration and Manufacturing Management. Jessica encourages local students to know they have options after graduation. “Whether a student enters a career path or completes a college education, we want them to know we have opportunities that range from entry-level, to technical careers.”
Jessica noted that as a local manufacturer willing to hire high school students starting at age 16, they seek candidates with hobbies or interests that align with those of a manufacturer, hands-on learners, those that enjoy working on cars, are mechanically inclined or have a career goal to work in a technical field. Weidmann currently has 2 part-time positions available for local, high school students. These students can receive part-time benefits which include hiring bonuses, Paid Time Off, paid holidays and clothing reimbursement programs.
She wants local students to know there are part-time opportunities available in their areas of interest. “Not every student wants to work in retail or restaurants, and we want to give those students options in fields they enjoy.” These opportunities can turn into career paths for many. CEP Director, Marcia Bailey, is grateful for employers like Weidmann. “The partnership between our local manufacturers and area high schools has allowed our workforce to grow. We want to ensure Champaign County students consider staying in our communities after graduation to begin their careers.”
Weidmann is a 140-year-old, family-owned business that manufactures board and paper insulation to transformer manufacturers around the world. They opened their Urbana, Ohio facility in 2010 and have 135 employees spanning over a 3 shift operation. The company has been a great asset to the community and is actively engaged in the county. They are currently looking to fill a variety of positions and encourage students to seek opportunities by visiting their job page: https://www.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/wicor or by contacting Business Liaison, Ashley Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.