Oatey Hosts STEM Workshop for Girl Scouts
A Farmington manufacturer is giving young girl scouts a peak at what a career in manufacturing looks like.
Employees with the Oatey Corporation hosted more than two dozen Connecticut Girl Scouts at their facility in November as part of a STEM career education workshop.
The company’s Women’s Resource Network developed the workshop as part of the Girl Scouts’ BADGE BOSS program that connects industry professionals in the area with girl scouts.
Oatey had done a similar program in its Cleveland training center last year.
During the two-hour session, the girl scouts listened to a panel of Oatey associates talk about their careers and the role they play in manufacturing Oatey products.
Associates also taught the girl scouts about tubular manufacturing and led them in a hands-on plastic tubular engineering challenge [pictured above].
“It is critical to educate the girls and women about the robust STEM career opportunities available to them, including the development of products we use everyday,” Oatey associate and event co-chair Kelly O’Donovan said.
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