All-Plastics Expands Educational Outreach
All-Plastics, Dallas, Texas, announced several recent initiatives to give back to local Texas communities, and as a result of these initiatives, was honored as the third-place winner of the 2017 MAPP Educational Outreach Award.
Most recently, All-Plastics team members instructed classes at Hal Peterson Middle School to technology students to energize an interest in manufacturing and like careers. The students were engineers for the day and were able to partake in a STEM challenge with parts made by All-Plastics. The activity was developed in partnership with Brackitz, using the company’s open-ended construction set. All-Plastics donates to local schools and public school foundations focused on providing STEM-based grants for innovative teaching in the classroom.
All-Plastics also hosted multiple events for community members and students. A discussion with 32 members of Leadership Kerr County was held to address the intersections of manufacturing and economic development. The company also hosted 15 students of the Society of Plastics Engineers from Baylor University at its facility on Manufacturing Day. This event was designed to encourage students to join the plastics industry by demonstrating the opportunity and lesser-known sides of the trade. Prior to this event, All-Plastics welcomed a group of 18 accounting students from Schreiner University at its Kerrville facility outside San Antonio. Curriculum included presentations on lean manufacturing, kaizen, BOMS and costing, as well as discussions on job opportunities in manufacturing.
Last November, the team at All-Plastics enjoyed a full day presenting to every junior and senior student in health career courses at Tivy High School about careers in health care through manufacturing. A detailed Q&A session was followed by discussions of different medical devices manufactured through plastic injection molding.
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