Workforce Development Blitz
We are in the midst of a a big push to inspire the next generation of advanced manufacturing workers. In the past few weeks, members of Team HORST have collaborated with several schools.
- Lynn Vocational Technical Institute
- Our MA Operations (HORST Sterling Machine) has three students on a bi-weekly rotation. Their internship consists of one week of practical hands on learning in our factory, and one week of school education. We have many Lynn Tech graduates.
- E-TEAM Machinist Training Program
- We are also working closely with the E-TEAM Machinist Training Program in Lynn. We employ several E-TEAM graduates and they are noted for collaborating with North Shore advanced manufacturers.
- RHAM High School
- This forward looking school has implemented a Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Match (YMPM) and we are directly involved. We visited the school to meet the students and then hosted them for a tour of our Cedar Street operations in East Hartford.
- Bolton Center School
- We participated in the middle school Career Day for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. More than 30 students chose to attend one of three advanced manufacturing career sessions. We talked about different career tracks that can lead to jobs in CNC machining, quality assurance/inspection, engineering, and other aerospace manufacturing support functions.
- We explained how career tracks can be varied and that there are opportunities straight out of high school, after a technical school certification program, after community college, after college, or after graduate school. At HORST Engineering, we have employees who have come from all of these different tracks. There is no one way, but successful careers can be achieved without attending a four-year college.
- Manchester Community College
- We attended the MCC Career Fair along with 20 other aerospace manufacturing peers. The turnout was great and we met a lot of wonderful people. There was a constant flow of job seekers. The majority of the people we spoke with were students of the MCC Manufacturing Program, or recent graduates, however, there were others that were from different schools or interested in career changes.
HORST Engineering has made a major commitment to strengthen our workforce. Check out our Careers page to learn more.