Here at GCAMP we're constantly promoting the value of internships and apprenticeships as mutually beneficial endeavors. It's easy to understand why they work, but it never gets old hearing real-world success stories about how this arrangement can have a profound affect on the next generation of manufacturers. This month we're pleased to spotlight Quinn Robinson's story.
Along with everyone else, manufacturing companies were forced to pivot during the pandemic. In order to survive, they made tough decisions and found new ways to do business. In many cases, the solutions they found worked well and are now their preferred way of business. That same mentality of problem solving and finding new approaches should be applied to adapt training, manufacturing programs and internships.
Spring is coming, and that means there are literally thousands of high school seniors who will be graduating in May. Many of them are not sure where they will land in terms of jobs for the summer. Chances are that most do not even realize the great career training opportunities that await them if they only could be made aware. That is where manufacturing companies come in, and GCAMP can help!
GCAMP, in conjunction with Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, IL and District 214’s Rolling Meadows HS, collaborated to develop a virtual experience for students to incorporate into the high school’s engineering and manufacturing curriculum for the Fall 2020 semester.
GCAMP Board of Directors Chairman and Founding Board Member Dick Gilchrist retires after 10 years.