General Motors has gotten involved with local high school students to give them a taste of advanced engineering jobs and positions in Spring Hill, Tennessee. GM held advanced engineering lessons at its Spring Hill facility for area high school students looking to pursue a relative field, providing a close look at what goes on to be successful in the field.
Spring Hill Homepage reports students were treated to hands-on lessons with local engineers and had the opportunity to experience problem-solving simulations and even tour the Spring Hill plant.
“The Spring Hill Manufacturing Academy is a great opportunity for local students to learn about some of the rewarding careers within manufacturing,” said Mike Gruhn, group leader at GM Spring Hill Manufacturing. “Our goal is to inspire these students and to get them excited about a career within the manufacturing field.”
To conclude the experience, the lessons also mixed in opportunities to learn the manufacturing process through simulation, working in teams to improve performance and efficiency while eliminating wasted time and resources.
The program is funded through grants provided by LaunchTN and GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, as well as through a partnership with Columbia State Community College.
“We were thrilled to be able to make the Advanced Manufacturing Academy available to even more students this summer,” said Jan McKeel, executive director of the South Central TN Workforce Alliance. “It is crucial to continue educating our emerging workforce about the field of advanced manufacturing since this is where so much of the job growth is in our region.”