Technology and Engineering Education
MHI Student Days at ProMat 2019 April 10 - 11, 2019 Chicago, IL IT WAS GREAT!!!
The College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE), Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) and the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI) conducted Student Days at ProMat 2019. About 250 students from several high schools and colleges in Illinois and university students from several states attended. We had a guided tour of the exhibit hall floor, stopping at several booths for a detailed explanation. In fact, there were 3 exhibit halls: one full of shelving, storage, and handling equipment, another full of robots, and a third filled with "innovative technology." We were then treated to lunch with Marcus Lemonis. He interviewed about 12 graduating seniors and hired several of them on the spot. The seond day included several field trips.
A couple of things I learned from this event: 1. material handling, supply chain management, storage, shipping, etc is a growing field, full of computer controlled systems including robotics and autonomous vehicles, and 2. they are really in need of new employees. It seemed that everybody was looking for people.
Please contact me if you are interested in introducing your students to this exciting career field. Also, be sure to check out the website at http://www.mhi.org/cicmhe Hopefully we will be able to participate again next year.
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The CTE DIVISION at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), has worked to provide resources for educators and student teachers through the Innovative Curriculum Project. All resources are deposited at the www.Ilcte.Org site for easy access. The mission of this web site resource is for enhancement and instructional program improvement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs throughout Illinois by aligning lessons with academic learning standards, workplace skills, and occupational skills standards..