WASHINGTON, 06/17/15 - The Manufacturing Institute is capturing best practices of Dream It. Do It. programs that have successfully engaged youth in manufacturing and STEM-related activities. These best practices will cumulate into the Inspiring the Next Generation toolkit with the purpose of engaging students in STEM pathways and manufacturing careers.
The Young Manufacturers Academy introduces middle grade students to all facets of the manufacturing industry through hands-on activities and simulation-based learning, travel to industry locations for on- site interaction with manufacturers, and a mock Career Fair capstone event.
Students engage in realistic manufacturing workplace scenarios that introduce them to leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, efficiency, competition, collaboration, customer service, and other skills needed for success in the global economy.
Learn more about how Dream It. Do It. is inspiring the next generation to pursue manufacturing careers.