Manufacturers are opening their doors to students in communities across the nation. JAG KY is in partnership with Adecco, Commonwealth Solutions and Makerminded.
The mission of this Manufacturing PBL is two-fold. First we are striving to raise awareness about manufacturing careers and change the perception that our students have of the manufacturing industry. Secondly, we aim to help manufacturers create a recruitment pipeline from your schools that opens more opportunity for students to enter careers in the manufacturing field.
The students are tasked to complete a PBL (Project-Based Learning Experience). This is an adult-led, student-driven project. The students will take a pre-interview to discover their current understanding regarding manufacturing careers. They will visit local manufacturers, tour the facilities, and ask questions about modern manufacturing careers. Then the students complete a post-interview to see how their perspectives have changed. The project culminates by producing a video to promote the image of modern manufacturing and introduce potential career opportunities for the students.
Tours can be scheduled with a local manufacturer in your area preferably during the month of October (National Manufacturing Month) or anytime before the end of December 2017.