A Unique Education Partnership
SYSTEMATIX welcomed students from the Elmira Life and Work Skills (ELAWS) program. ELAWS offers a unique alternative education opportunity to youth from the Mennonite and like-minded communities so they can earn a high school diploma while working on the family farm or at participating businesses.
Whether or not the young teens managed to absorb everything they heard about what it takes to become an Engineer, Machine Builder, Machinist, Welder, Electrician or any number of skills required to build robotic assembly lines, they will certainly remember the friendly smiles and caring support from Ruth Anne Bauman and her enthusiastic tour guides.
It started in the board room with presentations and the Working at SYSTEMATIX video.
Then they were off to a tour of the assembly floor,
the electrical panel building shop,
the welding shop,
and the machine shop.
A graduate of the program got to catch up with his former teacher.
Good luck to the current class as you make life's important decisions!
Here's a link to an article about how the ELAWS program came about.
Our Partners in Education page describes how SYSTEMATIX supports STEM education from kindergarten to post-secondary levels.