Filling the education gap
There has been much discussion about the need for quality STEM education and skilled workers. Both go hand-in hand. Many companies today complain that they can’t find people with the aptitude needed to work in a modern manufacturing facility. Unlike many European countries, the apprenticeship opportunities in the U.S. have fallen to the wayside. So, our high schools are filling the gaps in education and experience. These schools are doing an outstanding job of taking on the challenge.
STEM education in the suburban Philly region.
In the Philadelphia metro area, we are blessed to have some top notch technical high schools and programs. We encourage these high schools students to continue their education and training in STEM related fields. We know the opportunities in manufacturing are plentiful and financially rewarding.
The Rodon Group is always willing to host school tours of our facility. Recently, students from the Chester County Technical College High School’s Electronics & Robotics program spent time at our factory. The tour was led by Lowell Allen, Senior V.P. of Manufacturing and Kevin McGrath, V.P of Sales and Marketing. The students were particularly interested in learning more about the robotic applications in manufacturing. Our new adaptive manufacturing robot, Baxter received a great deal of attention.