Partners for growth
Manufacturing companies need to take the lead and partner with school districts to be a direct connection to the high school education system, allowing them to influence the development of a trained future workforce tailored to meet business growth needs and therefore state growth needs.
Companies need to start a dialog with K-12 school districts, which need to form partnernerships with companies to teach the skills companies' employees need.
Schools and companies need to communicate on necessary changes when needed to improve the partnership.
SME helped to form the Manufacturing Engineering Degree Program at Robert Morris University and support the Indiana County Technology Center become a PRIME school. Manufacturing companies in our SME chapter have the opportunity to become PARTNERS FOR GROWTH.
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