The manufacturing skills crisis has touched our business, our clients’ business, and the larger economy. Allied Reliability has made it our corporate mission to assist in addressing the manufacturing skills crisis, through raising awareness about the quality and diversity of manufacturing careers and dispelling negative stereotypes about manufacturing careers.
Allied Reliability works hand-in-hand with Trident Technical College, The South Carolina Department of Education Personal Pathways to Success, The Education Foundation and local and regional K-12 schools to promote the following key messages:
Manufacturing is not dirty, dangerous, or low skill | Manufacturing provides highly technical career paths | Manufacturing employs and generates cutting edge technology.
Here are some examples of the work we are doing in the community:
Guys in Ties
Allied Reliability team members volunteered their afternoon to participating in Fort Johnson Middle School's Guys in Ties program. Guys in Ties introduces middle school boys to the exciting career options that lie ahead of them. For this opportunity Allied Reliability team members introduced the manufacturing environment to the students as a highly technical and engaging career path while explaining the basic concepts of condition monitoring and wrapped up with an interactive condition monitoring technology demonstration.
Book Buddies Reading Partners
In Charleston, as many as 60% of incoming freshmen read at or below a 4th grade level. Allied Reliability's corporate office team has reached into the local area to help mitigate this sad statistic. Our corporate office is located less than 2 miles from James Simons Elementary School, where Allied Reliability employees each have committed to volunteer one hour every week to be a Book Buddy for a youngster at risk. Every volunteer is paired with a buddy for one-on-one literacy instruction spanning everything from the alphabet to word pronunciation. Through this program the Allied team has committed to giving back to the community that surrounds our corporate office.
Build the Energy Up!
Allied Reliability was a driving force behind the Build the Energy Up event, providing speakers, volunteers, and mentors and participating on the steering committee. The event brought together students, parents and educators for interactive presentations by local manufacturing industry leaders. Allied Reliability team members provided interactive presentations and participated in mentoring sessions with the students, helping them to align their current education goals and track to a future in the manufacturing field.