The RJG Gibsonville, North Carolina facility recently hosted Tuesdays for Teachers, a partnership between the Alamance County NC Chamber of Commerce and the Alamance County Burlington, NC School System which offers local high school and middle school educators the opportunity to visit area businesses and industries.
Approximately twenty teachers visited the facility last month to learn about RJG’s training and technology in the injection molding industry. High school and middle school teachers along with Alamance County Career and Technical Education teachers toured the training facility during one of RJG’s Master Molder classes. Teachers were able to see RJG’s hands-on training in person as twelve students worked to build processes on injection molding machines.
The group also saw the classroom area of the facility where they learned about RJG’s history, products and training while participating in hands-on classroom activities. Several teachers were involved in an experiment that demonstrated how polymers are made that actually produced Nylon. Later, RJG and the group discussed how to involve and interest high school students in technical and manufacturing fields.
A representative of Key Up Education and Fordham Plastics was on hand to discuss past collaborative events at the RJG Gibsonville location that involved various companies within the area. She also touched on the various ways RJG outreach efforts are being designed with differentiation at the core so the vision of each experience meets the specific needs of the teachers and students involved.