Sikorsky Showcases the Importance of Manufacturing with Virtual Event

Megan Rule is a communications representative associate for Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company.

Sikorsky hosted its annual National Manufacturing and Disability Mentoring Day event on October 23 in a virtual environment. Nearly 150 students and volunteers logged in via Zoom, having an educational discussion in a virtual environment despite being unable to tour the Sikorsky facility and participate in person this year.

Despite a global pandemic, hosting this event was still a priority for Sikorsky to show the next generation of our industry the importance of manufacturing as we continue pushing boundaries in vertical flight. At Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, we believe an engineering career path allows individuals to experience the satisfaction of problem solving while working with cutting-edge technology.

During this event, high school and college students across the state of Connecticut heard from leaders, manufacturers, and engineers during a two-hour mentoring discussion. Students engaged by asking questions and connecting to the speakers, some of whom were alumni of their own schools.

Through its work with Project Lead The Way, Sikorsky continues connecting with local schools to foster relationships that go beyond one event.  PLTW high school students work side-by-side with knowledgeable and experienced Sikorsky professionals. Throughout the years, these high school interns have moved directly into full-time summer internships following graduation, and the potential to transform into full-time employment upon college graduation.

Lockheed Martin is committed to working throughout communities to develop programs that educate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers, and mathematicians as job opportunities in STEM grow.

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