Programs

Ambassador Program

Program Overview

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.

Champions Program

Program Overview

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.

You have a single point of contact at your child’s school to collaborate with on your child’s options for the future.  The Champions program means that your child’s school guidance counselor or educator has all of the information you need in order to make informed decisions about your child’s future.
Educators and Guidance Counselors are the bedrock of this program; you are what make it special.  We provide you will all of the information and tools you need to help your students explore their full potential in careers that offer long-term stability and financial growth without the requirement of a traditional four-year degree (and the cost associated with one).  We help you market these career options via events like MFG. Day, Youth Manufacturing Summer Academy, and Speaker’s Bureau visits so that you can be Champions for your students’ success.

MFG. Day Program

Program Overview

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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.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a real, operating facility so that you have an idea of what actual jobs in the petrochemical, manufacturing, and maritime industries involve.
Your students deserve the chance to make educated decisions about their future, and MFG. Day is a catalyst for those decisions.  Our team will work to connect you with an operating facility in the petrochemical, manufacturing, or maritime industry to set up a field trip for your students to get behind-the-scenes insight into their potential future jobs. In addition, we can help make connections to business and industry by scheduling job shadowing opportunities for educators. You will learn more about business and industry and can take this message back to your classrooms.
Solve the skills gap by directly engaging students on-site at your facilities! Answer their questions, open their minds, and help put manufacturing back at the top of their list of career choices.

Speaker’s Bureau Program

Program Overview

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.

You get the opportunity to hear from seasoned professionals in leadership positions in the petrochemical, manufacturing, and maritime industries when they come to your classrooms and meet with you face-to-face.  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 leaders in the petrochemical, manufacturing, and maritime industries. Leaders come to their classrooms to speak, offering students a supplement to the regular class curriculum in a way that supports their career goals.
We provide the tools for you to have a successful 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 speakers and potential classrooms to visit.
The leaders in your company enjoy success because they have the respect of their colleagues.  You may be a leader yourself.  The Speaker’s Bureau exists to foster connections between students and industry leaders in a way that inspires students to consider the possibility of a career in the petrochemical, manufacturing, or 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.

Youth Manufacturing
Summer Academy Program

Program Overview

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.

YMSA 2017 Schedule of Activities

To be determined later