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         and journalists  might say they’re  re-  witness a live daily management meet-  opportunity and rewarding experience
         porting from gemba. In business, gem-  ing knowing that one day, it could be   for our students to see manufacturing
         ba refers to the place where  value is   them providing a report and participat-  in action and to gain a stronger appre-
         created; in manufacturing the gemba   ing in problem solving decisions.”  ciation of local manufacturing and the
         is the factory floor.                Less than a mile separates York Tech   career opportunities that exist in our
           Scott Rogers, Assistant Administra-  and Acco but, as Wolfe said, there is a   community.”
         tive Director at York Tech, said: “It is   long way to go to reverse the trend that   Wolfe continued: “It is extremely im-
         imperative to take student learning   sees a workforce on the verge of retire-  portant to promote trades and skills
         outside of the classroom, especially   ment. “Like many industrial business-  that are relevant to the technology
         within  Career and Technical  Educa-  es,  she explained, “we are competing   segment for the U.S. to compete in the
         tion [CTE]. Much of CTE  is focused   for the young talent that is passionate   global marketplace. These programs
         on  acquiring  new  technical  skills  and   about manufacturing  and might con-  and the students that are committing
         being able to think  critically through   sider a career with us. We have created   to them are essential for the next gen-
         every  step to complete a manufactur-  a culture and work environment to at-  eration of high performing businesses
         ing product or job. One of the best ways   tract that talent and our  intent is  to   in the country.”
         to accomplish this objective is by hav-  showcase it.”                  The  York Tech students,  who were
         ing students experience the workplace   Rogers responded: “York Tech was   joined by three school administrators,
         first-hand. The students commented on   honored and excited to receive an invi-  are  all  studying  computer  numerical
         how open and positive the entire Acco   tation to visit such a professional com-  control (CNC), the automated control of
         family was during their visit. Students   pany like Acco that has historical ties   machining tools. Fittingly, one of many
         were impressed that they were able to   to York County.  It was an excellent   Acco employees that they had an oppor-
                                                                               tunity to engage with during  the day
                                                                               was Patrick Gallagher, a CNC operator.
                                                                               A varied career recently saw him ply
                                                                               his trade in a Harley Davidson machine
                                                                               shop where he was sponsored to pursue
                                                                               a degree in mechanical engineering, be-
                                                                               fore latterly joining Acco. Gallagher was
                                                                               part of the “CNC Through CEO” panel
                                                                               in the afternoon, which featured a weld-
                                                                               er, sales professionals, senior manage-
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