Faurecia Celebrates Manufacturing Industry with Student Event
Site life / 2016/11/09
Faurecia’s North America Headquarters recently hosted students for Manufacturing Day activities. Eighty high school students from the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) in Sterling Heights, Michigan, attended the event, which focused on promoting the manufacturing industry and the diverse roles available at Faurecia and the automotive industry.
Faurecians from diverse backgrounds and positions spoke to the students about their backgrounds and career paths, and their different roles within manufacturing. Donnie Hampton, president of Faurecia Interior Systems North America, highlighted key qualities of success, while Laura Kroger, talent acquisition manager, emphasized that Faurecia needs all types of people and skillsets to be a successful business.
“Manufacturing has changed drastically from what it used to be, and it continues to evolve. The plants of today are digital, connected and require more technical talent,” said Jay Hutchins, director of Faurecia University, who highlighted Faurecia’s digital enterprise and newest digital manufacturing facility in Columbus, Indiana.
In addition to the presentation, students toured the seating lab, stopping at five key areas along the way and participating in an interactive activity at each stop. Students had a chance to see how headrest covers were put onto a seat, watch 3D printing of their school logo, and experience the eerie stillness of the soundproof NVH lab.
Students also played the Faurecia “boat games,” which highlight Faurecia’s Excellence System (FES). FES specialists Simon Johnson and Tony Cucinella led the games that were shortened for the students, and they offered students insight into Faurecia’s lean manufacturing principles and the importance of maintaining Faurecia’s high quality standards while meeting customer demand.
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