DIDI BEST
PRACTICES

Use the Dream It. Do It. Best Practice guides to help you attract the next generation of workers to your company! 

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Career Dream Team Ambassadors

Career Dream Team Ambassadors are talented young employees from area manufacturers and industry with STEM plus business needs. They help connect the dots between students, education and industry through various outreach activities. 

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Video Competition

"What's So Cool About Manufacturing" Video Contest. Teams of Middle School Students are led by teacher coaches, provided video equipment and instructional materials and matched with local manufacturers. Each team has four months to create a short video to answer the question 'What's So Cool About Manufacturing?'

Video Blogging

Facility Tours

Make your facility tour a success - be sure to let students know what the careers are and how to get those jobs!

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Booth

Host a booth at a Career or Education Fair or at a Community Event!

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Classroom Visits

Classroom visits are a great way to bring the industry to students and teachers. Since schools have limited time and resources for students to spend outside of the classroom, teachers everywhere welcome the opportunity to have someone speak to their classes.

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Show Me Careers

Workshops for student counselors to provide them with the opportunity to learn about the manufacturing careers in the community.

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Business Week Camp

Week long summer camp for high school juniors and seniors to help in the preparation of higher education by introducing them to the principles of leadership and teamwork.

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DIDI Here Conference

One day event for high school juniors and seniors. Students attend break-out sessions throughout the day. Breakout sessions are presenters from local businesses to share what career opportunities exist in the community.

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Professional Development Day 

Professional Development Day for teachers in the community. They participate in tours, presentations and insight into the manufacturing industry in the area.

House Viewing

Summer Teacher STEM Experience

Professional Development for educators related to Advanced Manufacturing. Teachers and administrators gain an appreciation of careers available in the area and skills required in the workforce.

Engineering Class

Young Manufacturers Academy

Introducing middle school students to all facets of the manufacturing industry.

Young Engineers

Rotational Internship Program

Providing students with manufacturing internships.

Aluminum Supplier

Schools2Skills Program

Provides students, parents and educators an opportunity to tour manufacturing.

Car Factory

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Middle School students are put to the task to build, test, race and market a rubber band powered car.

Art Fun

Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing

High-impact event designed to expose middle and high school girls to the dynamic careers in manufacturing.

Science Class