Chicago White Metal is dedicated not only to providing quality die casting parts to customers, but also to the education and futures of the younger population. In an effort to increase awareness and debunk the common misconceptions of manufacturing career opportunities (specifically how it pertains to a die casting company), CWM visited Fenton High School’s engineering classes on January 12th, 2015 to provide them information on opportunities available with in-house training, certifications, and a college education.
Fenton High School has a dedication to inspire and educate each individual student to serve his or her fullest potential. As a “Project Lead the Way” school, this dedication has a rigorous academic program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, known as STEM. This provides each student with the necessary preparation for careers in the 21st century.
Chicago White Metal gave a presentation to each of the advanced engineering classes, providing an in depth look at payscale expectations at different educational levels, and a case study of a die casting part from design to end product. Fenton engineering students were eager to ask questions and learn more about how their current curriculum would prepare them for an engineering project manager such as this. Rob Malarky (Assistant Director of Engineering), Eric Treiber (CEO/President) and Jon Miller (V.P. of Sales and Marketing) all gave different and dynamic perspectives on the die casting industry, providing a comprehensive insight on what these students have to look forward to.
As an additional treat, CWM was given a tour of the FHS Applied Technology Department.
Fenton has already set up a field trip for the students to visit our 125,000 sq. ft. die casting parts facility, just down the street from the school.
Stay tuned for the next educational stopover by our CWM Die Casting Scholastic Street Team!