Monday, February 25, 2013

SCHOTT Glass Apprentice Program
Date: 10/5/2012 Album ID: 1545681
Photos by Bill Tarutis
Supervisor Kevin McAndrew, right, describes the glass grinding process to apprentices Tyler Arledge of Shavertown, Benjamin Lopez of Wilkes-Barre, and Christopher Coaty of Kingston during their first week of orientation at the SCHOTT North America Research & Development Center in Duryea on Thursday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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SCHOTT apprentice Christopher Coaty of Kingston examines a glass corner cube for laser rangefinding at the plant in Duryea.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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Apprentices Jeremiah Ngolo of Nanticoke, right, and John Steckman IV of Edwardsville look over readings at a polishing unit during their first week of orientation at the SCHOTT North America Research & Development Center in Duryea on Thursday afternoon.   BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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Supervisor Kevin McAndrew, center, gives a tour to apprentices during orientation at the SCHOTT North America Research & Development Center in Duryea on Thursday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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Glassmaker John Orluk, right, describes a quality control examination of corner cubes used in laser rangefinding to apprentices during their first week of orientation at the SCHOTT North America Research & Development Center in Duryea on Thursday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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Supervisor Kevin McAndrew, right, describes the Haas vertical grinding center to apprentices Tyler Arledge of Shavertown, Benjamin Lopez of Wilkes-Barre, Jack Pierce of Avoca, and Christopher Coaty of Kingston during their first week of orientation at the SCHOTT North America Research & Development Center in Duryea on Thursday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Supervisor Kevin McAndrew, center, gives a tour to apprentices during orientation at the SCHOTT North America Research & Development Center in Duryea on Thursday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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SCHOTT apprentice Tom Petro Jr. examines a glass corner cube for laser rangefinding at the plant in Duryea.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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SCHOTT apprentice Jack Pierce of Avoca examines a glass corner cube for laser rangefinding at the plant in Duryea.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Supervisor Kevin McAndrew, left, demonstrates using the Haas vertical grinding center to apprentices Tyler Arledge of Shavertown and Jack Pierce of Avoca during their first week of orientation at the SCHOTT North America Research & Development Center in Duryea on Thursday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Apprentices Jack Pierce of Avoca, right, and Tom Petro Jr. of Pittston, second from right, join others in the class as they listen to supervisor Kevin McAndrew describe the single-sided glass polisher during their first week of orientation at the SCHOTT North America Research & Development Center in Duryea on Thursday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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The SCHOTT North America Research & Development Center in Duryea has created an apprenticeship program that will train nine students through partnerships with local schools.   BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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SCHOTT Human Resources Development Specialist Anne Marie Martin dismisses the nine apprentices for the day.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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