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Member Spotlight: Optimax

Building future skilled workers in the advanced manufacturing pipeline


As part of FAME’s mission to increase the number of future skilled workers in the pipeline, Optimax has taken the initiative to educate the young and provide tours to local schools and interested students.


This past year, Optimax has opened its doors to over 100 students for tours. During these tours, students have the opportunity to see their science and math education applied in the workplace. The exposure to manufacturing creates an awareness of the numerous options available to students. These tours show that today’s manufacturing environment requires high skills, intelligence and a mindset to constantly challenge the process. In order to be effective, workers must have good hand‐eye coordination, computer skills, problem‐solving skills, the ability to work as a team, the ability to multi‐task, and the ability to think and communicate logically and critically under pressure.


Out of these tours have come interns and new hires working in roles from manufacturing to IT. To read more about the Optimax tours initiative, see the full article attached. To submit your company location for FAME’s youth tours list, please contact Michele Stolberg at Touring student groups are referred by region/locality.

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