VEGA Americas opened its doors to students from Cincinnati Public Schools today.
The 12 juniors and their chaperones from Woodward Career Technical High School learned about the many careers associated with advanced manufacturing.
The day’s program began with a brief introduction to VEGA and careers in advanced manufacturing from VEGA Co-CEO, John Kronenberger.
“Jobs at successful advanced manufacturing companies like VEGA are rewarding, fulfilling and engaging,” said Kronenberger.
The students toured the VEGA campus, learning about the different aspects of an advanced manufacturing facility – from engineering and product development to sales and service as well as the manufacturing floor itself.
A panel of VEGA employees answered students’ questions, ranging in topics from internships and college to solving manufacturing problems by working together as a team.
After a day of learning more about advanced manufacturing and seeing it in action, the students put their newfound knowledge to good use, and built replica VEGA instruments to take home.
The day’s program was in conjunction with Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partners (AMIP), an employer-led regional collaboration of over 240 members in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.
AMIP’s goal is to change students’ perceptions of manufacturing and show them why employment in advanced manufacturing right out of high school is every bit as desirable and rewarding as a college degree.