Testimonials

I’d like to thank the Manufacturer & Business Association, the Erie Regional Manufacturing Partnership, Career Street, and all of those involved in putting together both the conference and site tours for national manufacturing day. In my five years in Congress, and 30 plus years in the private sector before that, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more well thought out event to prepare us for the future workforce we will need. Simply said, well done.

Mike Kelly
U.S. Representative

Our experience with Career Street has been seamless and rewarding. The setup process was quick & easy, and setting up each experience has been a breeze as well. Both of the two office tours we have provided to high school students were well-received and have not taken too much time away from day-to-day business. Instead, the tours provided students with valuable information about working at a law firm and our attorneys and staff with a rewarding touch point to the next working generation. Thanks, Career Street!

Sarah Holland, Marketing Director
Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

The opportunity to job shadow C.A. Curtze Food Service's Marketing Product Specialist, Marsha Rzodkiewicz, was an experience that has enriched my understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a research chef. I was able to see first-hand what her daily tasks included, allowing me to gain knowledge in a realistic corporate environment. The day that I spent at Curtze supplemented my understanding of potential career pathways for myself, widening my horizons and creating visions for my prospective career.

Union City Student, Jason

Two talented artists from Harbor Creek High School toured Creative Imprints today. We could not be more pleased with the experience. After viewing some pieces Creative Imprints produced, we were given a tour of the production facility. The students viewed the working presses, the dye stations, the embroidery unit, and the packaging and shipping department. We spent over half our time working directly with the graphic artists on staff. They were pleasant, helpful, and related to the students very well. Thank you for making this experience available to students. We give this experience an A+.


Elaine LaFuria
Harbor Creek School District

We have used career street for several of our field trips this year including the Career Fair at TREC, Manufacturing Day, and TechFEST. All have been wonderful events that helped enhance our students understanding of careers and college preparation. It is imperative that our students are begin exposed to a variety of career fields and activities that help them gain a better understanding of their interests and potential career options. All of the field trips were engaging, relative to our students, and met their target objectives. I will continue to use Career Street in providing our students with educational opportunities that can expand their career knowledge and preparation.

Sarah Skelton, Gifted Coordinator
Iroquois School District

“Jennifer Nygaard Pontzer and Career Street contributed significantly to the success of our MFG Day celebration event on October 1, 2015. Career Street played a key role in communicating the date and day’s agenda with area middle and high school representatives, along with coordinating and supporting the transportation of more than 1,100 students and educators to and from the event, so they could experience much of the technology that is part of today’s manufacturing process. We sincerely appreciate the role Career Street played in 2015 and look forward to working together again on taking 2016’s event to the next level.”

John Krahe, Vice President
Manufacturer & Business Association

“As a local advanced manufacturing company, we see the urgent need for top talent, across a wide range of positions, in order to effectively compete in the global marketplace. Historically, our traditional school system has not effectively introduced students to the promising career paths that advanced manufacturing affords, especially the skilled trades and many other technical positions that our domestic plastics industry desperately needs right now. And so Micro Mold & Plastikos are both proud to partner with Career Street in an effort to fill that void so that our Companies can continue to successfully compete & grow and positively contribute to our local community.”

Ryan Katen
Plastikos, Inc

“Helping young people in all grades understand the opportunities that lie in wait for them is wonderfully gratifying and you can see in the young faces the importance of the private sectors work with Career Street. Career Street, thanks for your good works.”

Dale McBrier, Lyndal Enterprises
Lyndal Enterprises

I think Career Street is a valuable tool for the region. It gives children and youth a real-time experience with the career fields and the local professionals who can give a better idea about the pipeline of education and training required to work towards anyone’s goal for entering a certain part of the workforce. Mercyhurst University and hundreds of Erie County youth along with their counselors and teachers have mutually benefitted through the opportunities catalyzed and made possible through Career Street.

Colin Hurley, Director of Community Engagement
Mercyhurst University

"My personal favorite has been the CSCI interviews Career Street has been providing to us. As soon as I see it come through my inbox I get so excited and begin reading it right away. I then push it out to my students .."

Thank you for producing these articles for us, as students we need to see how much is out there for us beyond high school.

Senior
Perseus House Charter School of Excellence

"What a helpful communication and community-building service Career Street provides by introducing students to a wide variety of career options and job information while also educating local businesses about Erie's next generation workforce."