Mastercam and Edge Factor Partnership for Workforce Development
This workforce development initiative will provide schools, companies and workforce leaders with free access to high-impact multimedia, a keynote presentation, promotional tools and practical guidebook.
December 21, 2020
In 2021, Mastercam is partnering with Edge Factor to equip organizations across North America with three Experience toolkits to inspire students and job seekers to pursue career pathways. This strategic workforce development initiative will provide schools, companies and workforce leaders with free access to high-impact multimedia, a keynote presentation, promotional tools and practical guidebook on how to plan, promote, host and follow up on engaging Experiences.
Edge Factor, an e-learning platform, has created thousands of videos, interactive activities and lesson plans that focus on career exploration. K-12 and postsecondary schools, companies and organizations partner with Edge Factor to help tackle workforce development regionally and nationally. Tthe Edge Factor platform helps students and job seekers explore career pathways, learn soft skills, discover STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) on the job, experience virtual workplaces and learn about local training and career opportunities.
Featuring select tools from the Edge Factor library, six free Experiences will be available during specific 2021 months for organizations to share in classrooms, homes, and at events.
“Mastercam and Edge Factor have been corporate partners for over ten years, and we’ve found this to be a very beneficial partnership as both companies share a common goal of bridging the gap between education and industry and raising overall awareness,” says Graham Hargreaves, corporate marketing manager, Mastercam. “Bridging the skills gap, showing opportunities for women in manufacturing, and expanding overall awareness of manufacturing in our communities are of utmost importance, and our partnership with Edge Factor will help to deliver those messages to a critical audience.”
To empower people to raise up the next generation, Mastercam is specifically partnering with Edge Factor on the following three 2021 Experiences:
- Future Skills (Jan–Feb 2021)—As students are choosing which programs to enroll in for the following year, Edge Factor’s Future Skills Experience will promote and celebrate technical education programs and encourage students to get involved.
- Women in Skilled Trades (Mar–Apr 2021)—To celebrate International Women’s Day/ Month, this toolkit will feature a special collection of tools that Edge Factor has created that feature women in skilled trades.
- Rock MFG DAY (Sept–Oct 2021)—October is Manufacturing Day/ Month and Edge Factor is providing the 2021 Rock MFG DAY kit for everyone to highlight the advanced manufacturing. This toolkit will include resources to promote manufacturing careers and technology and showcase how STEAM comes alive in this industry.
Educators, business or workforce development leaders, or parents looking to help children find a career they will love can pre-register for these free 2021 experiences.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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