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Community Outreach

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Summer Internship Program

community-outreach1Unitech promotes students interested in careers in manufacturing through our Summer Internship Program.  The program is available to several high school and college students for 10 weeks each summer. 

The program emphasizes personal development skills including punctuality, responsibility for assigned tasks, working with a team, workplace safety, legible handwriting and the importance of a job.

Depending on the age of the intern, typical tasks may include working as assistants in the quality, engineering, manufacturing or painting departments. All interns will be exposed to drawings, inspection tools, housekeeping, safety meetings, assembly processes, time cards and process travelers.  Only college interns are allowed to work as machine operators after they are safety certified.

Internships are a great way to learn about manufacturing and is a good paying summer opportunity.  If you are interested, please contact us before March of each year.

Robotics and the Next Generation

botskc-logoUnitech helps develop the next generation of manufacturing technicians by promoting the construction of robots at the high school level.

BotsKC is a manufacturing workforce development program of the National Tooling and Machining Association where high school students design and build remote controlled robots (Bots) to face-off in a gladiator-style competition.

community-outreach2Through the manufacturing process of robot building, students’ imaginations are captured as they design, build and compete with their own robotic creations. Through this hands-on effort along with industry partnerships, students gain practical knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) – all essential skills for manufacturing.

By formalizing ties between high schools and manufacturing companies, students gain a better understanding and become enthusiastic about the career possibilities in manufacturing. Manufacturers are able to build valuable industry-school connections and workforce talent pipelines by helping competitors engineer a lean, mean, fighting machine. In other words, everybody wins.