What people are saying about PM

What people are saying about PM

“We use our Precision Manufacturing Advisory Committee to make sure that our instruction is relevant to the working world. Manufacturing and engineering courses are offered in many other school districts, however, U-46 offers an unusually high number and variety of courses.”

 

Matt Erbach, teacher, Streamwood High School.

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“For students, NIMS certification says I have proven my skill in the making of this product and that I have the knowledge it took to fashion it -- that I’m at a nationally-recognized level. It’s like an ACT test for manufacturing.”

 

Russ Bartz, teacher, South Elgin High School

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“To me, (these classes) are a big deal. It makes me want to come to school. I just like starting my day with a challenge. I like coming to school and using my brain and making something cool.’’

 

Ryan Rompel, junior at South Elgin High School

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“The skill set taught in the U-46 program translates perfectly into our tool room. We don’t need someone to push a button. Robots do that. We need someone who can work with the robots.”

 

Eric Smith, director of Human Resources, Hoffer Plastics Corp., South Elgin

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“We need people that have a basic knowledge of metal, but who also have computer skills. When you combine them, there is an excellent result.”

 

Dr. Lars Aldinger, executive VP of production and logistics, Wittenstein's North American HQ in Bartlett