Business Students Learn about Composites During National Manufacturing Month
Six students majoring in Business Management at Emory and Henry College recently chose Strongwell as one of their tour sites for their Operations Management class. For almost seven years, faculty members from the business department and students have chosen Strongwell as one of their tour sites for this class exercise.
The student-led teams were required to reach out to local businesses to better understand how each business operates, what services the companies render, discuss operational challenges, quality, market reach, daily operations, and goods produced. The findings are then assembled into a collaborative paper and class presentation.
Each individual team member was assigned a topic of discussion to complete and present to the class for discussion.
Te-Kai Shu (Social Media and Business Development Manager-Corporate) highlighted the critical factors regarding the importance of manufacturing to local economies, manufacturing careers, community engagement, and shortages of skilled labor.
As this tour occurred during National Manufacturing Month, all of the students in the tour group shared that this was their first manufacturing site tour and were impressed by the breadth and depth of how Strongwell embraced skills and processes from all business and trade disciplines.