High School Workshops promote Lean Learning and Engineering Opportunities
Students from the Pontiac International Technology Academy (ITA) as well as Avondale, Birmingham Seaholm, Clintondale, and Hazel Park High Schools have completed the Industrial Systems and Engineering (ISE) High School Workshop. The program promotes ISE and Lean Learning as it introduces ISE as a field of study to high school students from both a college degree and career perspective. The workshop consists of three visits from high school classes to the ISE department as a partnership program with the Pawley Lean Institute.
The program is targeted at high schools in the Oakland County/Macomb County area and will reach over 100 high school students in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The project is during normal school hours and conducted in the OU Engineering Center.
There are multiple components to the sessions, including:
- Hands on, tool orientation
- Lean/Continuous Improvement exercises
- Ergonomics using simulation tools
- Product Life Cycle Management
- Manufacturing Systems Simulation
Both AT&T and Comerica Bank have provided funding to support the workshops.