Students Check Out Tech Careers at Advanced Manufacturing Day in Montpelier
Friday, November 1, 2019
Posted by: Jeff Couture
As employers clamor for skilled recruits in the trades, Generator, a Burlington-based makerspace, hosted high school students at the state’s first Advanced Manufacturing Day to encourage them to consider technical training.
“There is not a position, in any company, that is not in demand,” said Jamie Stewart, the executive director for the Central Vermont Economic Development Corp.
The high school students from Central Vermont gathered at Green Mountain Power’s district office in Montpelier on Wednesday for the event that is part of a growing push from both the business and education sectors for students to consider a technical career.
Generator board member Michael Metz said the nonprofit is looking to expand on an advanced manufacturing bootcamp program it piloted at Spaulding High School in Barre. Through the program, students learned the basics of tool training, safety, and design work and are introduced to local employers to learn about specific local opportunities.