JASPER, Ind. -- The team at Machine Solutions took time out on October 5 to host a Manufacturing Day Event at the Jasper Tech Center. They hosted 70 local high school students aspiring to decide on a career path in engineering, robotics and other related fields.
Eyes were wide open throughout a hands-on day of automation and robotics with a taste of CNC programming. Each student was able to program their name into a special plaque that was cut on a CNC machine and take it home to remind them of their involvement.
Machine Solutions was confident that this will become an annual event here after such a large turnout with their first time hosting. Biesse America, Mereen-Johnson, Omga, Pillar, and IN-Mac also supported this event.
“Even the instructors were amazed at the level of technology that the wood industry has evolved to,” said Rick Braun of Machine Solutions. “It is very important that we get this message out to educators and guidance counselors before students chose other career paths.
“I stressed how safe the modern factory has become -- our fingers no longer get near a cutting tool. Machine Solutions has opened the door for more involvement in the local schools to help generate interest for more students to re-think manufacturing careers as a viable and rewarding option.”
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