FULL STEAM AHEAD! ENERGIZING THE WORKFORCE OF TOMORROW THROUGH EDUCATION TODAY
With so many screens, games, apps, and advertisements vying for their attention, it can seem like a Herculean feat to capture the focus of a modern middle schooler, but that’s exactly what over 30 exhibitors managed to do when they attended The Beaver County Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Partnership hosted at Community College of Beaver County’s dome on November 2nd, 2016.
400+ students and their chaperones represented the 15 school districts in Beaver County while they interacted with hands on technological displays, listened to panel discussions lead by industry experts and had the opportunity to discover what life would be like working in the energy and advanced manufacturing fields, according to a press release issued by the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce.
c3controls’ involvement with The Beaver County Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Partnership is important because, while our business relies heavily on the development of a highly skilled engineering and manufacturing workforce, we also expect our employees to be excellent communicators and superior problem-solvers.
We invest in STEAM education initiatives because they take students beyond the technological to the innovative, and those are the kind of employees c3controls hires. Our Director of Human Resources, Polly Capots, was markedly impressed by the out-of-the-box thinking these middle school students displayed, saying, “I was pleasantly surprised by their level of engagement, the questions they asked and their many expressions of goals and aspirations for their futures.”
c3controls looks forward to further opportunities to engage the minds of tomorrow about futures in STEAM careers!