As American manufacturing begins to reassert itself in a leadership role, both domestically and internationally in the 21st Century by utilizing the latest technology, the question that many ask is “where is this new labor force going to come from?” Hoosier Pattern has long believed that the best labor force comes directly from its own “back yard.” HPI has always believed in a grassroots approach to training and developing a highly skilled workforce. HPI has looked to and supported our local educators in developing and nurturing our future employees. Our role as a founding member of the Adams Wells Manufacturing Alliance (AWMA) and commitment to Jerod Dailey and South Adams High School Machine Trades program coupled with a mentoring relationship with Bellmont High School’s Practical Arts program under the direction of Jason Egly has helped to establish Manufacturing as a viable career option for many of our local high school students.
On February 18th, 2015, Bellmont High School hosted their annual Career Fair with more than 60 representatives from local and area businesses including more than 20 manufacturing companies, many members of the AWMA. HPI’s own Todd Yoder and Philip Bauman spent the day interacting with more than 750 Bellmont students and staff explaining what it is that Hoosier Pattern does and what we are looking for from future employees and what we have to offer in terms of a career.
Todd Yoder (l) and Philip Bauman (r) showing 3D sand molds to Bellmont students and staff.
HPI reconfirms its commitment to our community and our educators in helping to prepare students as a highly skilled workforce for the new Manufacturing Millennium. Hoosier Pattern believes that strong community ties makes for strong business practices.
HPI would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to Kim Harsh, Principal, Bellmont High School and her superb staff and especially to the Guidance Department including Kellie Smith and Jan Gross.
Bellmont Guidance Counselors Sean Faurote (l) Michelle Blackman (c) and Tory Fuelling (r) whose exceptional hard work made the Bellmont Career Fair a smashing success. Well done, Tres Amigos!