In addition to providing substantial annual financial support to College Now that helps students all over Cuyahoga County explore and pursue postsecondary STEM education, ArcelorMittal has hosted several mentor recruitment events for College Now over the last three years, leading to an
ArcelorMittal employee joining College Now's Emerging Leader Association and co-chairing the association's mentoring committee, which supports volunteer mentor recruitment and other needs of College Now's 1,200-student Mentoring Program.
Also thanks to ArcelorMittal's onsite mentor recruitment events, 10 ArcelorMittal employees have generously volunteered their time as mentors to college students. Mentoring requires a multi-year commitment to a student as the student embarks upon a college career and persists to graduation. Mentors provide critical support, guidance and encouragement that help students successfully navigate uncharted postsecondary waters, increasing the likelihood of graduation.
Moreover, the local ArcelorMittal organization has supported our young and growing annual career fair for the past three years, both as a sponsor and participating employer.
To bolster students' awareness of and interest in STEM careers, ArcelorMittal has offered College Now opportunities (which are not routinely available to college students) to take students on tours of its manufacturing facilities.
With growing opportunities for careers in manufacturing in Cleveland, ArcelorMittal has contributed valuable career information to our direct service training program, strengthening our ability to effectively advise students along postsecondary education pathways to careers in manufacturing.
College Now is grateful for ArcelorMittal's deep and meaningful investments in us and, most importantly, in our students.