It was a real pleasure to welcome students back to Cass Precision Machining on Thursday, October 4th. Last year’s participation in Minnesota’s Dream it. Do it. Minnesota Tour of Manufacturing Day was so successful that we decided to reach out, in coordination with our sister company, Ajax Metal Forming Solutions, to a few of our local high schools to offer a field trip. The result was Cass hosting over 70 10th through 12th-grade students and six faculty members from Brooklyn Center and Patrick Henry high schools.
After welcoming students to the Cass campus, Cass President Jim Garvin provided opening remarks about career opportunities in manufacturing and specific job and career paths we have available here at Cass. From there, we split into smaller groups for a four-stop tour of selected areas within our five-building campus. The students viewed some of our machines in action and learned what types of entry level work we can offer here at Cass in machining, inspection, and logistics. Upon completion, we rallied the students around an exhibit that featured a few of our customers’ more exciting off-road vehicle products, along with displays of the parts that we manufacture for each vehicle.
Cass Precision Machining was proud to host the students and teachers and to give them a thorough tour of our campus. The students were eager to learn and asked a lot of inquisitive questions about not only what we manufacture, but how many of our career paths led us to our current positions at Cass. We were impressed by the level of engagement and interest the students had in manufacturing—including the receipt of email addresses from over a dozen of the students who’ve asked us to connect with them for an internship or first job after graduation career opportunities! If you’re interested in exploring career opportunities in manufacturing at Cass, click here.
About Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Tour of Manufacturing Day
The Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for schools, families, and the general public to get a chance to see how modern manufacturing is high-tech and innovative. Dream It. Do It. Minnesota is led by the 360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence. 360 develops the future workforce through Dream It. Do It. Minnesota. As a consortium of 15 institutions led by Bemidji State University and including 14 other technical and community colleges, 360 is designing a 21st-century education system that prepares individuals to have rewarding careers in manufacturing and meets the needs of the region’s manufacturing employers through an enhanced pipeline, industry-driven curriculum, and authentic assessment.