Recently we and several partners held our our first annual Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp. With more than 30 high school students from 15 schools in
North Carolina, Southeastern Virginia and participating the event was a huge success! District of Columbia
Lorraine Wagner, director of manufacturing for STIHL Inc.,
with Rachael Lockwood, a camp team leader and
Business and education partnership programs like this are becoming more important because federal funding for vocational training and education is at risk of being cut by 20 percent. Our goal was to use this camp to introduce bright, young students to modern manufacturing through a variety of hands-on activities, getting them interested in our industry and giving them the tools they need to be successful in their future careers.
Manufacturing Competition Tests Skills
Alex Farmer engraves round clock face
on 3-axis CNC engraving mill.
The competition was judged by academic, corporate and community leaders including Ron Villanueva, delegate of the 21st district of Virginia and
councilwoman Angelia Williams. Other judges included Dee Tomczak from Virginia FIRST Robotics, John Calver from Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Workforce Development, Paul Dockery from Norfolk , and Joseph Bouchard from COX Communications ECPI University
Congratulations to the winners!
• And the many teachers and parents and STIHL employees who volunteered their time to help, as well as
Click here for the CNN iReport of the annual Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp powered by STIHL.