Hi. I'm Seth El-Jamal. I am with the Manufacturing Renaissance. My jobs is Assistant Program Director, Workplace Readiness Coach, and Young Manufacturers Association Coordinator.
My roles in the "Manufacturing Connect" program have changed as our programmatic needs have grown. Initially, I was responsible for student recruitment, and program development for work readiness opportunities including internships and summer job opportunities with partner companies. My role then changed to Assistant program Director where I was responsible for community outreach and general program management.
As a result of our success, the "Manufacturing Connect" Program had begun to develop a large number of students who are working in manufacturing jobs. The need to develop an engagement platform for these young men and women now existed. In response to this need, I was then asked to coordinate community outreach, curriculum development and case management efforts for our working alumni population. I manage all aspects of the Y.M.A. (Young Manufacturers Association) including, community outreach and recruitment efforts on the South and West Sides, case management and referral opportunities for participants and community engagement initiatives for our organization.