Vantage Plastics Hosts Local Students for 2018 Manufacturing Day Event
Vantage Plastics hosted over 350 local students on October 11th and 12th at our facility in Standish, MI for the “Manufacturing Day” event. There were students ranging from grades 8th to 12th and schools that attended included Standish-Sterling, AuGres, Pinconning, Saginaw Arts and Science Academy (SASA), Midland Christian, and the Gladwin/Clare tech classes. We have been hosting this event for six years now and it is exciting to see the growth it has had from year to year.
The purpose of the event is to educate our youth about manufacturing and give them a first-hand look at what we do here. Paul Aultman, President of Vantage Plastics, says, “There’s a lot more to manufacturing than what you see when you drive by. I want these students to know that you don’t have to move away to develop a successful career, we provide great opportunities right here in our community.”
The students toured the Vantage Plastics plant and listened to different presentations from all the departments of the company, we really wanted them to recognize the different careers that a manufacturing company has. There was information presented and employees involved that included our President, CFO, Director of Operations, Continuous Improvement Manager, Engineers, Sales Engineers, Application Engineers, Production Supervisors, Production Managers, Production Technicians, Scheduling, IT, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, and many others. We also collaborated with the Bay/Arenac ISD center who brought their machining and engineering students to discuss and present what they learn at the ISD center and how it ties into the manufacturing field.
It was a team effort by the entire Vantage Plastics team and it was a rewarding experience. Our goal is to continue to find ways to keep our community connected and inspire our youth about all the opportunities available for them.