In 2015, Machining Careers, LLC president Matt Schowalter saw the need to inspire the youth and talk to them about manufacturing career paths. He partnered with his local youth apprenticeship program and made an inspirational testimonial video on how the youth apprenticeship program helped start his career.
It was that same year that he wrote a 4 page article called Machining a Great Career Path. It was yet another way to inspire the next generation, as Matt told about some of the opportunities that were given to him after he became interested in manufacturing.
In spring of 2016, he partnered with Whizcut America and they presented swiss machining to students at a career fair with over 1,000 students. He later went on a gave students shop tours of an advanced manufacturing facility.
He started the website www.machining.careers in 2018 and made it into an online manufacturing career fair type format. The website has an audience of about 1,700 visitors per year now.
He plans on working with high school technology education classes now, throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.