As a manufacturing company, we’re avid supporters of the development of STEM courses and programmes to build cutting-edge technical skills. That’s why over the years, we’ve made upwards of $3.5 million in company donations to Gateway Technical College in our headquarters hometown community.
SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson spoke at the iMET opening, championing the importance of education for the local economy.
We believe that by supporting STEM education with corporate philanthropy, we help not only our community, but our own future as well. Our business depends on the innovation of scientists, engineers and others.
That’s why it was such a thrill in February 2013 to help celebrate the grand opening of the SC Johnson Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (iMET) Center at Gateway.
Students can now learn skills like industrial design and rapid prototyping by getting hands-on experience with advanced manufacturing technology. iMET covers everything from high tech CNC machining to metal fabrication, industrial maintenance, robotics and welding.
Gateway brings much needed, well-prepared graduates to the local workforce, strengthening the overall quality of life and economy of the area.
SC Johnson contributed $1.7 million to Gateway to support the iMET Center expansion and programming, which includes a high-impact, manufacturing-related “boot camp” programme.
Our Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson spoke at the grand opening and noted, “We are proud to support organisations like Gateway that are doing such good work within our community. Through their programming and hands-on learning approach, Gateway brings much needed, well-prepared graduates to the local workforce, strengthening the overall quality of life and economy of the area.”
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