On Friday, October 6, the Plastic Omnium Huron Plant welcomed about twenty high school students for “Manufacturing Day”. Manufacturing Day is a yearly event in the Detroit area, aiming at inspiring the next generation to join the industry. Plastic Omnium participated in the event for the third consecutive year.
On this particular day, companies in the area open their doors to high school students. The objective is to connect with future talents at an early stage and demonstrate what manufacturing is like today. The High School students visiting the companies have already expressed an interest in pursuing their higher education in manufacturing careers.
The students were taken on a plant tour following “the birth of a fuel tank” and learning about blow-molding. The plant tour also included a class room session on the Operational Excellence – Lego training, showing the students on how to improve processes and systems in a systematic way.
“This is an excellent way of connecting with the students at an early stage, and each time the feedback we receive is excellent”, says Celeste Agius, HR Representative at the Huron Plant. Apart from connecting with future generations of employees, the Manufacturing also aims at taking charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensuring the ongoing prosperity of the industry – it’s a great initiative.”