Millennials won’t be the death of American industry – Tri-C YTA students show why
June 13, 2017
We have all heard the stereotypes of Millennials. They’re glued to their phones and tablet computers. They communicate with emojis. And they definitely don’t want a career in a hands-on field like those related to STEM.
It’s an unfair reputation that clings to an entire generation of young people. However, a number of bright young minds are working to change the misconception.
Last month, students from Cuyahoga Community College’s Youth Technology Academy were among those on hand at the IndustryWeek Manufacturing and Technology Conference and Expo in Cleveland. The students participated in the creation of several of the robotics demonstration exhibits.
Youth Technology Academy students designed and operated a robotics demo and drone obstacle course during the course of the show. The students demonstrated their skills and talents, along with the practical potential of robotics technology – even showing some of the engineers and plant managers in attendance how to navigate the drones through the obstacle course.
Tri-C’s Youth Technology Academy is a STEM-focused high school program designed to train students ages 14-18 for eventual employment in the technical workforce. The program includes more than 900 students from 18 Northeast Ohio high schools.