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manufacturers. “It’s definitely a lucrative field to be a part of,” said Dow apprentice Chris Thurman. Dow apprentice Anna Green reinforced the point, pointing out that she worked with many people who re- ceived two-year degrees at Brazosport College and “are making six figures a year.” The last word : “Creators Wanted shows the variety of opportunities available,” said Brazosport ISD Superinten- dent Dan Massey “There is something to meet the needs of every student. That’s what’s amazing about this event.” What’s next ? Creators Wanted is working on secur- ing additional financial commitments to finalize a fall tour schedule and reach more students and communities. Email Creators@nam.org to support the campaign. Marius Batrin Promoted To President Of Alliance Machine Systems Int’l Spokane, Washington based Alliance Machine Systems International, a leader in the manufacturing of automated paperboard packaging equipment, announced the ap- pointment of Marius Batrin as President of the company. Batrin, who has served as Alliance’s Vice President of En- gineering, Global Development and Innovation since 2011, replaces Mark Duchesne, who is retiring after leading the company for the past 21 years.
as operations. “They’re in the top 10 percent of income earners. This is the place to be if you want a nice lifestyle.” Calling all women : Women shouldn’t hesitate to jump into manufacturing, panelists advised. Manufacturing “is a male-dominated industry, yes,” said Dow Texas Operations Apprentice Leader for the United States Natalia Muniz Ri- vera. “However, we’re changing that. Don’t be shy. Get yourself up. This diversity is what makes the future better.” Meanwhile, the teacher- and student-endorsed immer- sive experience continued to win accolades. One student said, “They made this a fun and interactive event so that people can get interested and into manufacturing.” Students repeatedly confirmed that the experience changed their perceptions and increased their interest in manufacturing careers. Activities galore : It wasn’t just Dow that brought the A-team and A-game to excite students. • Chart Industries and Turner Industries brought team members to answer student questions and help them explore manufacturing in their own backyards. • Brazosport College helped students chart the next steps in their career processes. • FactoryFix was on hand to provide pathways to career coaching and job opportunities. What young people are saying : In surveys and testi- monials, one point came across clearly to prospective
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