Students, teachers, and industry partners attended DMI Companies’ Manufacturing (MFG) Day on April 28, 2022, for a day of career exploration and development activities at two of DMI’s plants.
The MFG Day events were held at our Monongahela, Pennsylvania, and Wagoner, Oklahoma, locations simultaneously so that participants at the two locations could collaborate via video conference at various points throughout the day. Approximately 30 students from Bentworth High School and Belle Vernon Middle School visited our Pennsylvania location, while approximately 30 students from Wagoner High School visited our Oklahoma location.
Students were broken into groups and paired with DMI employees from a variety of different career paths including Engineers, Production Workers, Electricians, Machinists, Automation Technicians, and more to tour our facilities and see advanced manufacturing technology in action. Students also participated in a hands-on robotics lesson and small group career panels with DMI employees to learn more about their fields of interest. Over lunch, they learned about DMI’s sustainability initiatives.
After lunch, guest speaker Matt Rosenberger from the Advanced Robotics and Manufacturing Institute (ARM) gave a presentation on how ARM can help students locate programs, internships, and careers in robotics, engineering, manufacturing, and more.
Lastly, they heard from Automation Engineer Manager Steve Gerba about his career path at DMI and how his success started with programs like MFG Day, BotsIQ, and a DMI internship.
DMI Companies has been hosting MFG Day events since 2016 and, through these events, have provided opportunities for hundreds of students to learn about advanced manufacturing and the variety of career opportunities it offers. Many of those students have returned to participate in additional DMI Workforce Development programs and have even joined us as full-time employees.
DMI Companies thanks all who participated in our MFG Day event and we are looking forward to our next one.
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For more information about BotsIQ, CLICK HERE.