Thirty high school students from 15 schools in North Carolina, Southeastern Virginia and District of Columbia participated in the first annual Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp powered by STIHL (www.stihlusa.com) at the company's campus in Virginia Beach this past week. Designed to promote careers in modern manufacturing, the camp activities included tours of STIHL's Virginia Beach facility and classes on cutting-edge manufacturing technologies like computer-controlled machining and robotics.
The camp culminated with a two-hour competition on Saturday, July 16. Students were organized into five teams and collaborated to manufacture clocks. The teams were evaluated based on production efficiency, inventory management, quality standards and innovative thinking. Each school with a winning team member won a First Technical Challenge startup kit from FIRST Robotics, and each student earned a $1,000 Virginia Industry Foundation scholarship for their future education.
Learn more about the Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp