Girls from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) and students in the Technology Student Association (TSA) at Colonial Middle School (CMS) took advantage of visits to local companies to learn more about engineering in a real world setting.
Lockheed Martin Women's Impact Network STEM Site visit
More than 20 girls from PWHS traveled to Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia to take part in the company's Women's Impact Network STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Site visit. During the event, the girls learned about the company, toured the facility to see engineers in action and interacted with female employees and executives. The day focused on encouraging girls to study engineering in college and choose it as a career. Only 20% of engineering majors in college are female.
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
TSA visit to Electro Soft, Inc.
Through a grant provided by the Montgomery County Workforce Development, CMS Students in TSA and Technology Education Teacher Neil Engle traveled to Electro Soft, Inc. in Montgomeryville. The local company provided students with a firsthand view of advanced electronic manufacturing, including electronic boards created for computers, self-driving cars and satellites.
Electro Soft, Inc. is a tri-state leader in electrical and mechanical contract manufacturing. They specifically focus in the areas of electronic components, assembly services for wave and surface mount soldering of circuit boards, and manufacturing of wire harnesses, cable assemblies, and panel assemblies.
Career Readiness in Colonial
The visits are part of Colonial's Career Readiness initiative that gives students a better idea of what job opportunities are available and the paths that people take to achieve their career goals.
Would you like to show Colonial students what your company does?
Contact Denise Marks, Development Director and Curriculum Coordinator for Career Readiness at 610-834-1670, ext. 2151, or click here to send an email.