Manufacturing touted as good career choice

Panelists at the May 10 Mayors for Manufacturing & On the Table event at Prairie State College. Photo courtesy of the Technology and Manufacturing Association.

Dan Mostyn has introduced students at Brother Rice High School to engineering through a robotics team, but the science teacher said the Catholic school in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community has bigger plans.

“We want to start an engineering program next year,” he said as he toured Prairie State College’s industrial technology training center.

A full-fledged engineering program could better prepare Brother Rice students who want to pursue that career track when they move on to a four-year school, said Mostyn, a science teacher at Brother Rice.

As manufacturers bemoan the fact that industrial arts programs in high schools are few and far between, they see robotics as a possible entry point in getting high school students to think of manufacturing as a career option…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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