Over the past few months we provided several tours of our best-in-class prefab shop and MLAB to STEM students from three school districts across Kitsap County. These students were between the ages of 15-18, studying CTE courses like robotics, manufacturing and engineering.

As a regional leader, MacDonald-Miller knows that the future of our industry depends on having access to local worldclass talent – especially those with a STEM focus. We believe all students deserve access to STEM learning across workforce sectors and we’re acting to embrace connected learning and STEM opportunities that can help close the skills gap of our future workforce.

MacMiller engages with community, education, government and industry to foster a STEM-skills learning experience for the 21st century workforce. A healthy workforce of local talent will help drive opportunity and prosperity in our communities. MacMiller is committed to:

  1. Promoting interest in and access to STEM
  2. Helping increase STEM learning opportunities directly for students

An example of this commitment is our new MLAB – a virtual reality room powered by MacDonald-Miller. MLAB provides a forum for discussion, engagement, and innovation – bridging our education and workforce sectors together to help close the skills gap of our future workforce through a shared experience.

First off, I want to thank MacDonald-Miller and their team for hosting my group of students today. I want you to know how much it means to me and this school district to have businesses like yours open up your company and make time for students to show them the many great opportunities that are available in our area. Today was a wonderful experience for me and the kids, and I am grateful! – Sincerely, Richard Gifford, Olympic High School Kitsap School District

“The following MacMillians went above and beyond to lead tours and share insight with these kids: Melissa Randle, Martha Holly, Justin Guy, Jim Hensley, Rylan MacCay, Joel Slagg, Bradd Busick, Joe Velasco and Tessa Tippett. It was a great showing of your commitment to our community and your dedication to the industry. I appreciate the time you put in to make these tours a success! Thank you!” – Nicole Martin

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