Seymour High School’s Owl Manufacturing program is getting a lot of attention.
On Monday, U.S. Ninth District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Indiana, stopped by the student-led business to see firsthand how the school is training the future workforce to meet the needs of local employers.
“The No. 1 issue I hear from every business, every manufacturer across the district is ‘I cannot find enough skilled people,’” he said.
That’s a problem Owl Manufacturing is hoping to solve by producing knowledgeable and skilled students like senior Dylan Rigdon, who served as president of Owl Manufacturing last year.
Because of his experiences with the program, Rigdon was able to land an internship at Cummins Inc. this summer and plans to pursue manufacturing as a career after he graduates.
Rigdon took Hollingsworth on a tour of Owl Manufacturing, showing him their equipment, including a Haas CNC Mill large format vinyl printer and cutter for banners, a laser printer/engraver and three-dimensional printers, and explained what products they are able to make.