In keeping with Wenzel America’s policy of encouraging new talent to consider working in our Industry we participated in an event dedicated to that purpose during November.
The event was called MICareerQuest organized by Oakland County and Michigan WORKS the Statewide employment growth organization. The purpose was to organize 8,000 students and chaperones from 100 high schools to visit an exhibition Hall in which 900 exhibitor representatives from potential employers from the region displayed interactive exhibits explaining the careers open to them.
The employers were housed in four halls specializing in the Construction Industry, health sciences, information technology and advanced manufacturing where Wenzel America were housed. In the Advanced Manufacturing hall were displays from the Automotive OEMs FIAT Chrysler and General motors along with many of their tier one suppliers beside equipment manufacturers such as Wenzel.
The Wenzel booth was exhibiting a CMM machine as the last word in a story that stated with a rope measure, progressing through chains, rules, calipers and a micrometer. The students were very quick to understand that with out the ability to measure accurately there would be no chance that cars could be assembled from parts made in different locations and fit together properly.
Whilst being explained the role of a quality engineer or metrology technician, a number of the students recognized in themselves the traits that would make them ideal for these roles and expressing interest in pursuing them as possible future careers.
Getting the students interested and enthusiastic to the point of considering careers in Metrology was the whole purpose of the exercise from Wenzel America’s point of view and the day was considered to have been a great success.