From The Submitter:
Ryle High School visited the Safran Landing Systems manufacturing facility, where they learned about types of jobs that are offered at the location and the products that are manufactured and assembled there. The school viewed a presentation led by Safran Landing Systems employees and then completed a walking tour to see the manufacturing in action. This tour was part of a MakerMinded launch event.
About Our Program:
The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) national manufacturing institute, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Foundation for Kentucky Industry (FKI), and Tennessee Tech University's iCube are working to spread the MakerMinded program to schools throughout Kentucky. MakerMinded is a workforce initiative created with the purpose of generating manufacturing mindsets in middle and high school students. Using the digital platform provided by MakerMinded.com, schools can find and complete activities related to manufacturing and STEM, earn points, and move their way up the online leaderboard as they gauge their progress against other schools in the state.
The goal of the program is to immerse more students in STEM and manufacturing learning experiences, increase the number of students pursuing further STEM education and training, encourage students to develop foundational technical skills, and expose under-represented populations to manufacturing and STEM fields.
"If we continue to allow students to turn away from STEM education without providing them the opportunity and encouragement to continue it, then we are doing them and our country a disservice," said Larry Brown, Executive Director of LIFT.