A new program in Arkansas creates a network of opportunities for students and job seekers, the next manufacturing workforce.
An article recently published on Manufacturing Innovation Blog, by guest blogger Marta Collier of Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, highlights a new program in Arkansas that could be a model for others.
“Recognizing that “one size does NOT always fit all,” businesses, educators and government officials in Arkansas are teaming up to create a network of opportunities for students and job seekers that could serve as a model for other areas of the country facing the challenge of recruiting skilled labor in manufacturing.”
The article describes the seven, multi-day summer Maker Camps put on by the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in north Little Rock.
Students explored 3D printing and laser technologies, and developed engineering skills such as computer programming, modeling, analytics, and plant safety.
In addition to the program in Little Rock, many organizations in Arkansas are following suit, including the University of Arkansas, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Museum of Discovery.
What do you think is the best way to get students interested in manufacturing?
What are the best programs in your area?
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