AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA strongly believes in serving the community and especially looks for ways to engage with students to encourage and develop the next generation of engineers. We have an active, thriving partnership with our local colleges and universities and provide technical internships to students in the engineering disciplines.
One fun event we recently hosted was a tour of the Monrovia, California facility by high school students from the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership. The partnership includes an education and workforce development initiative focused on a regional consortium of the Duarte, Azusa, Charter Oaks, and Monrovia school districts.
We find that students are always engaged and intrigued by our technology. Dr. Mark Boyle, one of AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA’s engineers recently set up a tour of three different application labs where the students could actually see our Applications Engineers at work. Each student had the opportunity to use the different types of equipment as well. We also hosted a group lunch with our engineers so the students could hear directly what college majors apply best to our company.
The facility tour was arranged by the Duarte Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and Duarte Career Technical Education (CTE), which plans and implements work-based learning, internships, post-secondary opportunities, and community employment for the up and coming high school workforce.
We were excited to read about the tour in June-July 2017 issue of the Chamber of Commerce’s magazine, Duarte View. Duarte Education Chair Sheryl Lefmann noted, “The engineers interacted with, demonstrated, and involved the students during the tour. It exposed them to different technologies and specialties within the company and spurred excitement for their futures.”
Tina Carey, AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA’s Director of Administrative Services and Duarte Chamber of Commerce Chair noted: “Looking toward the future, it is imperative that we, as a business, help identify the skills that will be needed for our future workforce. These tours provide an excellent opportunity to “plant the seeds” for students to see a real potential for a future career in the field of engineering.”