Raymond Drives Success With Transformative Youth Apprenticeship Program

Raymond and BOCES’ 30-year collaboration supports workforce of the future

GREENE, N.Y., June 24, 2024 — For more than 30 years, the Youth Apprenticeship Program has been an integral part of The Raymond Corporation showing its dedication to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Working with high schools throughout the Southern Tier of New York, this program provides a hands-on, experiential approach to learning for junior and senior high school students. In coordination with the Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), apprentices spend two years at Raymond headquarters in Greene, New York. During this time, students deepen their knowledge in their chosen fields and explore various disciplines that may include engineering, finance, manufacturing, and other disciplines and departments. 
“For more than 30 years, Raymond’s collaboration with BOCES has helped us build a most successful Youth Apprenticeship Program, which has been integral to Raymond’s commitment to STEM education and building the workforce of the future,” said Maribeth Absi, senior director of human resources, The Raymond Corporation. “The Youth Apprenticeship Program has proved to be especially valuable in addressing industry challenges in finding and educating talent to address the widening skills gap. We have a number of our apprentices apply to our cooperative education program as a next step in their education process, some of whom may even become Raymond employees.” 
This 2023-24 school year, Raymond celebrates five graduates from its Youth Apprenticeship Program from Greene Central School District and Seton Catholic Central high school in New York state: 
Greene Central School District, Greene, New York: 
Caroline Jeffery   
Mallory Jeffery   
Austin deHaan   
Dominick Kresin   
Seton Catholic Central, Binghamton, New York:  
Andrew Erickson 
Matt Sheehan, director for the New York Center for Career and Technical Excellence, stated: “Raymond has been an integral part of the Youth Apprenticeship Program throughout the years. It has given countless students from our area schools amazing hands-on experiences.” 
In addition to returning students, Raymond will welcome new apprentices to the program in September 2024. 
For more information on Raymond’s Youth Apprenticeship and Cooperative Education Programs, visit careers.raymondcorp.com/students
For more information on Raymond, visit raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200.
About The Raymond Corporation
The Raymond Corporation, a member of the Toyota Industries family of companies, is a leading global provider of best-in-class material handling products and intelligent intralogistics solutions. Built on principles of innovation and continuous improvement for over 100 years, Raymond’s integrated automation, telematics, virtual reality and advanced energy solutions provide ways to optimize operations and bring warehouse and distribution operations to a new level of performance. Raymond® electric forklift trucks are engineered to achieve increased productivity and efficiency and are designed to provide ecological and economic benefits. Raymond delivers solutions to material handling and logistics markets in North America and globally. Combining operational excellence, award-winning innovation and world-class global customer support, we work together to run better, manage smarter and keep our customers always on. For more information, visit raymondcorp.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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