The Ambassadors Program was created to help students understand the global challenges and education paths to obtain skills that lead to good-paying careers in the petrochemical and maritime industries. The concept is to put together a group of talented young employees from local employers and have them play the role of industry ambassador to area youth. Ambassadors- ages 26 and under- are a group that is easy for youth to relate to and one that can deliver an impactful message.
You get the opportunity to hear from young Ambassadors already working in awesome manufacturing jobs when they come to your classrooms and meet with you face-to-face. Ambassadors may be fresh out of school themselves and new to the petrochemical and maritime industries or they may have a few years under their belt. This is your opportunity to pick their brains and figure out what area of industry you’d like to explore as a career opportunity!
Your child or children get to hear from a young and talented member of the petrochemical or maritime industries. Ambassadors come to their classrooms to speak, offering students a supplement to the regular class curriculum in a way that supports their career goals. If you have children that are out of school and working in one of these areas, you could also encourage them to speak to students as an Ambassador about their success!
We provide the tools for you to have a successful Ambassador visit- all you need to handle is the scheduling. The program could be integrated as part of an existing Career Day event or be its own stand-alone event. Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas provides digital copies of the collateral to hand out to students and makes the connections between Ambassadors and potential classrooms to visit.
The target age demographic for participation as a speaker in the Ambassador program is Millennials. As you likely have figured out, this generation of employees is happiest when they feel their work has meaning. The Ambassador program is the perfect way to help your Millennial employees give back to their communities on behalf of the greater good.
The Champions Program is a human network aimed to educate students about the exciting careers that manufacturing offers. Champions provide and receive information on manufacturing-related activity in their community/school, including increasing manufacturing-related course enrollments.
Champions serve as the advocate and single point of contact for high schools in the region. Responsibilities include facilitating sharing and communication of information and resources, increasing awareness of career opportunities in manufacturing and STEM-related courses, and increasing student enrollments in manufacturing and STEM-related courses.
With the Champions program, your school guidance counselor or teacher(s) are close at hand with a wealth of information about career options in the petrochemical, maritime, and manufacturing industries. Unlike other programs that are centered on a specific day or event, when you have a Champion in your school, you have access to the information every single day.
MFG. Day Program
MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry. MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.
Speaker’s Bureau Program
The Speaker’s Bureau program was created to address the gap in communication between potential employers and students. The cornerstone of the program is a rich lineup of seasoned professionals who travel to education centers to speak directly with students in the students’ own environment. Examples of Speaker’s Bureau participants include Plant Managers, CEO’s, and others in leadership positions in the petrochemical, manufacturing, and maritime industries.
Employers are a vital part of this program. Our team works with you to schedule your visit to an area school, assists you with talking points, and sings your praises for participation.
Summer Academy Program
The Youth Manufacturing Summer Camp is a week-long event to be held each year as part of the Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas Program.
Twenty-five attendees from local schools will attend the week-long workshop showcasing the creative side of the manufacturing industry and featuring speakers from both industry and education stakeholders.