National MFG Day Activities Recap

National Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) and Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week 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...

Burrell High School MIC Presentation at MetPlas

This morning we joined Burrell High School students at MetPlas for their Manufacturing Innovation Challenge formal presentations! This group went to MetPlas in March for an introductory visit and were presented with their real-world project. (In case you missed it:...

The Explore Team Visits Nazareth Prep

Today the Explore the New Manufacturing Team, accompanied by the IU1 Fab Lab Team, went to Nazareth Prep to speak with students currently enrolled in the IMT Pre-Apprenticeship Program. The morning was filled with a ton of information about careers in manufacturing,...

Blackhawk Students Complete IMT Pre-Apprenticeship

These five students have successfully completed our state registered IMT Pre-Apprenticeship program. This pre-apprenticeship program includes Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Safety and Quality modules. From all of us at Catalyst Connection –...

Burrell High School visits MetPlas

Some students from Burrell High School (including 2 students who are currently enrolled in the IMT Pre-Apprenticeship Program) visited MetPlas a few weeks ago to kick off a Manufacturing Innovation Challenge Project. The project they were presented with was dealing...