As an industry leader, and part of a nationwide trend to introduce the manufacturing industry to prospective talent at earlier ages, D&M Plastics recently opened its doors to the students of Larkin School’s Secondary Transition Education Class (STEP) Class.

The high school students of Elgin’s District U-46 recently spent the morning learning about injection molding and the manufacturing industry as part of their STEP curriculum, igniting their interest in potential career opportunities.

Larkin School STEP Class: Education in Action

“Any time we have the opportunity to educate the next generation about the possibility of a career in manufacturing, and the importance of keeping these types of jobs at home, we’re eager to participate.”
— D&M CEO and President, Chip Owen.

With many industrial programs and classes having been cut from school budgets, which may have exposed students to career possibilities in industry, the Larkin students were grateful for the experience that allowed them to spend time on the D&M floor, and in various other departments, learning about the myriad opportunities available at D&M, and in manufacturing in general.

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