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Inspiring Students at Tech Education Conference

By: Chris Felix
15. May 2013

Jeremy Bout inspires students at Massachusetts Manufacturing Technical Education Conference.

The Manufacturing Advanced Center for Workforce Innovation Collaborative (MACWIC), in partnership with the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), recently hosted a technical education conference at Worcester, Mass. Technical High School. MassMEP is an organization that helps the state's manufacturers transform and grow their organizations profitably. They have also formed a comprehensive initiative to train and build the state’s machining/metalworking workforce.

At the event, 140 attendees gathered with speakers to discuss today’s manufacturing challenges and were joined by more than 50 Worcester Technical High School students at Keynote Speaker Jeremy Bout’s presentation. Jeremy Bout, producer and host of Edge Factor (a series that highlights the importance and excitement of modern manufacturing) spoke about the many career opportunities available to young and talented students.

Bout also spoke about his new initiative called Launchpoint, a fast-paced, high-impact 15-episode video series that will feature success stories from recent graduates offering unique insights on various educational and career pathways that students can consider as they launch their own careers in manufacturing. “For students and their parents to make manufacturing their career of choice, they need to know the incredible opportunities in front of them. We believe this new series will provide the footsteps for them to follow and the pathways to emulate for success in the manufacturing field,” states Bout.

The MACWIC Technical Education Conference brings employers and industry technical resources, in addition to manufacturing, education and public leaders together to address key manufacturing workforce issues and to promote the development of workforce training programs, working with vocational-technical education within the state of Massachusetts. Partnerships are fostered with business and industry in the training and retraining of the Massachusetts workforce.

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