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Groundhog Job Shadow Day!

February 2, 2018

The best way for young people to become familiar with a particular company or industry is to participate in Job Shadowing.  On Friday, February 2nd, two young students from the Marion Center School district did just that. Allison Yeomans, daughter of Don Yeomans – our Supervisor of Production and Dylan Sipos, son of Steve Sipos - a Painter/Powder Coater participated in the Groundhog Job Shadow day. 

Allison is a 7th grader.  Here she is signing in via our electronic visitor system. Next she was off on a tour of our production floor which exposed her to all the processes that occur in sheet metal fabrication.  After her tour she spent time talking with several equipment operators: Fiber-Laser, Press Brake and Haas Machinist to learn more about each process and what they do as operators.  The remaining time she shadowed her father and saw first-hand what a Production Supervisor faces on a daily basis.

Dylan arrived with his father, Steve, who has 20 years as a Painter/Powder Coater with Clark.  His father didn’t waste any time in showing Dylan what he does. With his powder gun in-hand Steve meticulously applied the powder to the hanging components.   Dylan watched and observed the powder application process.  It wasn’t long before Dylan was applying powder himself.  In talking with Dylan, he told me he is a 9th grader and is interested in pursuing a career in Graphics and Electronic media.  Dylan would like to attend Indiana County Technology Center’s GEM program (Graphics and Electronics Media). 

We certainly enjoyed having Allison and Dylan here for the day and we hope their experience provided them a real outlook of the world of sheet metal fabrication.