Bishop-Wisecarver, a trusted industrial automation company offering proven motion solutions that are expertly designed and delivered to perform, is hosting its ninth consecutive National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) event, as a first time virtual offering. The company also kicked off the first Wisecarver Innovation Award student design contest encouraging participants to realize the benefits of modern manufacturing in their own educational experiences.
“Manufacturing is an innovative, high tech industry and we are utilizing those skills to transfer the on-site Manufacturing Day program we’ve hosted for more than 1,300 people through the years, to a virtual opportunity that will enable even more students to learn and engage with us directly,” said Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver. “The importance of manufacturing as an essential business has been amplified by COVID-19 and the need for the next generation of workers has never been greater. Manufacturing has a direct impact on everyone’s daily lives, and we are glad to help students, and those looking to make career changes, understand how they can help make a powerful difference by working in this industry.”
Bishop-Wisecarver’s MFG Day 2020 event includes short videos that speak directly to participants including:
- Q&A with Bishop-Wisecarver President, Pamela Kan, discussing the myths and realities of manufacturing
- Q&A with Denis Butler, recent college graduate and Bishop-Wisecarver Mechanical Engineer, discussing her education and career path, and why she enjoys destroying things at work
- Virtual tour of the Bishop-Wisecarver plant floor highlighting computerized equipment and robotics and the types of jobs available
Additional videos are posted from Edge Factor’s ROCK MFG Day STEAM Experience, which includes industry and career profiles, virtual workplace tours and employee skills training. Pre-recorded webinars from work-based development non-profit, Earn and Learn, are available and include Alex Marques, Product Manager at Bishop-Wisecarver, discussing his career path that led him to working with linear and rotary motion products.
The inaugural Wisecarver Innovation Award asks students “What would you design to make your learning experience easier?” Participants will provide a 60-second video that includes an overview of their idea, what it does, how it helps them and any drawings, prototypes or concept designs that help provide additional explanation.
The contest kicked off on October 2 and all submissions must be received by November 2, 2020. The winner receives $250 for themselves and $1,000 for their school.
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