Custom Molder Partners with Another School Program
Currier Plastics does its 'job' in terms of promoting education for future jobs in plastics manufacturing.
An innovative custom molder for a variety of industries such as plastic packaging, beauty and cosmetics, amenities, household consumables, electronic connectors and medical measuring devices since 1982, Currier Plastics, Auburn, N.Y., is big on education partnerships.
This week, for instance, the company hosted a group of Auburn High School 9th graders that will be participating in this year’s P-Tech Auburn Pathways in Technology Program. This is a six-year program that encompasses more hands-on learning than a traditional school environment.
This P-Tech program blends academia with real-world experience and prepares the students for careers in the electrical and mechanical technology industries. Each student will be matched with a business mentor and gain professional experience during their high-school years and after six years, graduate with a New York State Regents diploma and an Associate’s Degree from Cayuga Community College.
Currier Plastics’ Diane Pisciotti, who holds the interesting title of director of talent, says, “We would love to pull candidates from this program and have already begun the process of selecting mentors…P-Tech is new and this is the first year of the grant. We will have tour guides to escort the students around our facility so they can see firsthand what opportunities lie ahead for them.”
Meanwhile, the company has also partnered with Cayuga Community College Plastics Technology program and provided engineering and molding expertise. This, in addition to donating an injection molding machine and negotiating the donation of additional equipment from some of the company’s vendors.