MAKE IT : MANUFACTURING!

THE GOAL:

  • Bring local manufacturing to the forefront by showcasing the variety of local businesses that manufacture + inspire the businesses to connect with their public school future workforce. 

  • Teach educators how their local manufacturing companies function and to inspire them to promote career awareness in their classroom and school.

  • Inspire teens to think realistically about summer positions, future goals and working in manufacturing.

the SHOWCASE

1

fine October day in Ferndale's manufacturing district

175 

self-selecting Teen on a field trip

6

amazing businesses,

giving time and expertise to the

workforce of the future!

10 dedicated school staff

15 engergetic

volunteers + PxE support staff

2zones

in the Iron Ridge Marketplace District

SHOWCASE HIGHLIGHTS &

PHOTO GALLERY

supply chain = rube goldberg machine!

Students put on their problem solving hats to move a ball from one end of the table to the other with its own momentum using a variety of materials of their own choosing.

Just like the manufacturing Supply Chain model, a goal is determined, a product is made and each component along the way sets up a system of resources to move a product or service from supplier to customer.

the Showcase

Photo Gallery

178 teens explore a variety of manufacturing company's 

in their local area:

Food, High Tech testing equipment, 3D Printing + Solidworks design software, personal grooming products (entrepreneurs).  

Photo Creds to the amazing Ryan Southen (link)

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mack brothers

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teen 

writers, business operators & software developers

Aerial Drone

pilots

Jupiter Aerials flys a mini through the room!

an unusual

manufacturing career 

OHM PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL SURVEYOR 

JUPITER AERIALS:

SURVEYS, VIDEO, REAL ESTATE SITE TOURS + MORE!

alina morse

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teen 

product developer, business operator &

public speaker

2019 FAMILY EVENT

Speakers

 

Pathway

x

events

Melissa Wilson & Sarah Cook

  • Overview of first two events

  • introduction of speakers

  • resources to help parents be advocates for their students. 

Read More >

entrepreneur

+ maker / manufacturer

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Read More >

Mike Haddad, Owner

 

Discovered a problem and created a resolution without any previous experience in manufacturing and product design and sales. 

oakland

career & Technical educational school 

Angela Haley, Guidance Counselor

Shared information about how middle and early high school students at FPS could attend OTEC in the future and what programs the school offers. 

Read More >

family resources

 Career Night at Oakland

Schools Technical Campus SE

January 24, 2019 

Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Please RSVP for this FREE event!

Ferndale High School - Pathways

A great place to start when thinking about how to talk with your teen about opportunities at their school.

Coming soon: Trades & Manufacturing Pathways!

Shawn & Mike, Detroit Grooming Co-Founders
Angela Haley, OTSC Guidance Counselor
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