PMT Recognized for Educational Outreach

PMT Recognized for Educational Outreach

PMT is please to announce we were recognized for our educational outreach efforts on Manufacturing Day. The Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) named PMT its third-place winner of the 2019 Education Outreach Award. This year, MAPP honored three member champions with the awards recognizing companies that have made a significant impact in the promotion of a career in manufacturing.

IMG_7832 2PMT’s submission highlighted its focus on our community. We partner with local schools, including high school Career & Technical Education programs, El Paso Community College and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). PMT exhibits at career fairs to showcase career opportunities in manufacturing, and opens our doors for students to visit and learn with us.

PMT also showcased its internship and apprenticeship programs. The company works closely with UTEP to offer internships. This summer, we had two interns working in Engineering and Operations. We are able to find smart, talented and dedicated students through this program, and are able to show these students a sampling of the great careers waiting for them in the manufacturing industry. In addition, PMT ‘s apprenticeship program helps close the skills gap in our region. PMT currently has a second-year Mechatronics Technician Apprentice working with us, and we just received state approval to launch our second apprenticeship for Tool Maker this year.

The company also participates in and supports Manufacturing Day, because by opening our doors for one day, we open doors for students’ futures. They can see a career path that includes a well-paying, rewarding job. Partnerships like these are key to advancing educational outreach in our communities.

Students are our future. With this in mind, we work to reach out to local school districts, teachers, parents, city leaders, local manufacturers and workforce development agencies to see where we can collaborate to bridge the gap. Inviting these groups into our facility is imperative to a successful educational outreach effort.

Learn more about the Educational Outreach Award here.