GBN Project Lead The Way students recently visited Rogan Molding Technologies in Northbrook. The students toured the facility, met with managers and molding specialists, and learned more about careers in the industry.
“This was the second year that we have opened our facility and shared our expertise with these students on Manufacturing Day,” said Pamela Newman, Rogan’s chief operating officer. “We hope doing so will encourage them to consider careers in manufacturing, and in the plastics industry in particular.”
About 90 students attended. Project Lead The Way is an introductory engineering program.
Ms. Kosirog, GBN’s Career and Technical Education instructional supervisor, said the tour was a great opportunity for students.
“They enjoyed visiting an active manufacturing facility, and being able to see the wide variety of finished products being produced,” she said. “They were able to see the different stages of the injection molding process, and were especially interested to learn about the various career paths available to them in manufacturing.”
Mr. Berg, an engineering instructor at GBN, said engineering and manufacturing is currently a lucrative career path for young people.
“It was valuable for our students to see first-hand the technical processes and precision molding that Rogan does on a daily basis,” he said.