Creating Innovative Workforce Solutions

by Kevin O'Neill

MHI’S Career & Technical Education (CTE) works with academia and the material handling industry to provide curriculum, programs and resources to support and develop the supply chain workforce.

High school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) programs is key to developing the next generation of supply chain workforce. Companies are leveraging partnerships with high schools that offer STEM programs.  STEM curriculum is built on problem-based learning strategy.  Students learn from observing the problem and developing a solution to resolve the problem.

Students, who have the opportunity to tour a facility, understand the design and see the manufacturing process helps them understand first-hand how all processes worth together. Internships, mentorships and class work give students real world experience that is extremely valuable to both the students and the companies sponsoring the programs.

Technology and engineering competitions like TSA (Technology Student Association) and FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) are another way students are utilizing their STEM problem-based learning strategies to work in the real world. Students work collaboratively online to design, produce, manufacture a solution, no face-face time mimics how real companies do it in our digital world.

Read more from MHI about the benefits of STEM programs and how they build the future workforce.

About the blog

Learn more about mezzanines, work platforms and other steel structures, and about trends in the material handling and industrial processing markets from our blog posts by Steele Solutions President Kevin O’Neill. Check out the blog archives for helpful advice on structure selection, siting and applications.

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