Manufacture Your Future. Careers Conference 2009 January 27. Introductions. Sara Greenwood, Lakeshore Technical College Karla Zahn, Lakeshore Technical College Kari Krull, Manitowoc Public School District Rick Conrad, Manitowoc Public School District. K-12 Districts.
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Careers Conference 2009
US Dept of Labor 2007
Technical 4 – year Unskilled Education Degree Labor
Only ___% of students entering four-year
colleges in 1997 had a degree six years
54%Source: Associated Press
Manufacturing jobs that require advanced skills and knowledge are here to stay.
Average annual manufacturing salary in WI - $45,974.
$9000 more than the average annual state wage of $36,823
National Association of Manufacturers 2007 State Data
Adult leaders of the HS teams attend a boot camp in the summer. The purpose is to meet with their corporate partner, learn the parameters and curriculum of the project.
HS teams tour and learn about their Corporate Partner.
HS teams tour all the corporations involved to gain first hand knowledge on what “today’s” manufacturing involves.
High School students earn college credit
Lakeshore Technical College –
3 credits – Developing Manufacturing Skills
Fox Valley Technical College –
3 credits – Industrial Processes
Both courses are eligible for Advanced Standing as elective credits once enrolled in a program.
Viterbo University – 3 graduate credits for teachers involved through FVTC (teacher must pay for credits)
HS and Corporate partners meet regularly to agree on project design and timeline. CP’s also offer the team resources they may not have access to.
Each project has a set completion date near the end of the school year.
…to company sponsors
A student who participated in Project GRILL from Sheboygan North High School earned 3 college credits through Lakeshore Technical College which transferred as elective
credits to MSOE.
This was a cost savings to the student of $1500.
“I learned many things from Project Grill including learning what out sourcing your work means, what kind of companies we have in Sheboygan County, and many more things. Some of the things that I learned from the companies in Sheboygan County is that to compete with over seas companies they need to be super effective and do their work fast but still have high quality. My experience with Project Grill was one of my high points in the school year because I saw all the great companies that we have that I didn't know we had in Sheboygan like Master Gallery, Sargento, Johnsville, and JL French.“
Brent Loose – Oostburg High School
“Masters Gallery Foods is happy to serve as one of the Project Grill Head Chefs. Project Grill provides a unique outreach experience that allows our staff the opportunity to interface with educators and students and introduce manufacturing as a viable and growing career choice to an emerging workforce.”
-Tammy Flora, Director of Human ResourcesMasters Gallery Foods, Inc.
“The future of manufacturing will require highly skilled and motivated employees to keep us on the cutting edge of innovation. We need to get young people excited about careers in this field early on so they make educational choices to build the needed talents. Project GRILL hits that objective for us in Sheboygan County. It ensures our manufacturing base in the county will remain strong and be supported by great employees with the best skills.”
David Newkirk, Organizational Development Coordinator - Sargento Foods, Inc
“Project Grill engages students in skills required to plan, design, fabricate and display a physical, functional product. It also exposes them to area manufacturers where skills such as these provide rewarding careers. JL French Automotive Castings and other manufacturers rely on these skills being present in Sheboygan County in order to continue to thrive and grow here.”
Tim Kellner - Vice President, Human Resources
“There's a new look to manufacturing. Roles are changing and advances with technology are opening doors to an exciting future. Not only does Project GRILL immerse young people in a hands-on approach to learning, with one-on-one mentoring, the program does excellent educational outreach to the entire community. Johnsonville is excited to be part of Project GRILL, working closely with students and sharing the message that manufacturing is fun with unlimited opportunity for personal and professional success.”Jodie Senglaub, Office CoordinatorJohnsonville Sausage, LLC
Start a Leadership Team made up of a representative from your local Technical College, an area high school Tech Ed teacher and prinicpal, interested corporate partners and other interested community members
Be creative. If there is something your area that may draw more interest than a Chopper or GRILL go with it. The goal of both projects is simply to promote manufacturing careers to high school students and raise awareness in the community.
What ?’s do you have?