Students get hands-on look at tech advances in manufacturing careers

Students learned about programming a CNC during the event.

The team at Machine Solutions took time out on Friday, October 5 to host a Manufacturing Day Event at the Jasper Tech Center.

They hosted 70 local high school students exploring career paths in engineering, robotics and other related fields. Eyes were wide open throughout a hands-on day of automation and robotics with a taste of CNC programming.

Each student was able to program their name into a special plaque that was cut on a CNC machine and take it home to remind them of their involvement.

We are confident that this will become an annual event here after such a large turnout with our first time hosting,” said Rick Braun, president Machine Solutions.

Even the instructors from the local schools were amazed at the evolution of technology in the wood industry.

“It is very important that we get this message out to educators and guidance counselors before students chose other career paths” said Braun. “I stressed how safe the modern factory has become – our fingers no longer get near a cutting tool.  Machine Solutions has opened the door for more involvement in the local schools to help generate interest for more students to re-think manufacturing careers as a viable and rewarding option.”

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