By Jennifer Ferrero, communications consultant
Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing
Jeremy Bout, producer and host of the Edge Factor, is on fire for careers in manufacturing. The former CNC Machinist turned filmmaker has produced a series of TV shows and educational tools to engage the next generation into careers in manufacturing His attitude is catching!
As the keynote speaker at this week’s Smartmap Expo, a manufacturing expo held in the Tri-Cities (Pasco), WA, Bout engaged both manufacturing executives as well as high school students through action-oriented, dub-step music pumping videos (see below for a sample) showing off innovation in manufacturing through adversity.
The message – Stop spending time on “The Blame Game” as he calls it, and start inspiring students to view careers as more than direct to four-year college academia and more of a pathway into work, life and ongoing education. In short, he wants the next generation of students (and their parents) to understand that careers in manufacturing are no longer the dank, dirty factories of yesteryear and that manufacturing of today is bright, engaging and pays well.
His method – Tell stories to students that help them understand that their innovation and hands-on work of today can lead to future careers in cool things like machining, 3D printing and making parts and components for action sports like snowboarding, mountain biking and more.
Bout is onto something quite special and intends to bring his message into classrooms and cable stations around the country. He has the big sponsors in place and has now developed a series of educational tools for the classroom that bring in the same swelling message – Manufacturing is what’s best for our country and our students need to engage now.
For more: http://www.edgefactor.com