GenMet is a strong supporter of S.T.E.M. (Science.Technology.Engineering.Mathmatics) education. Not only does GenMet donate materials to welding and other trade courses at the High School and Technical College level, make financial and equipment contributions to the same programs but we also take a great deal of pride in working with young people with hopes of making a career in Engineering and Manufacturing. These are students who are trying to get a head start in their futures, by participating in work-based learning. In addition, we have College students working at GenMet through a summer internship for engineering. We have some very great mentors at GenMet. In addition to the craftsmen who work in our production area, members of management alos take an active role in mentoring such as Eric Isbister, who mentors Rotary Scholarship recipients through the Milwaukee Rotary and Missy Propper, who also mentors through apprenticeships such as Work Force 2020. Interns participate in a GenMet sponsored Blueprint Reading course and spend time learning a variety of disciplines in all areas of our production processes and in front office activities such as Engineering, Estimating, Purchasing, etc. This approach has proven to provide a well rounded appreciation of what it takes to manufacture a quality product and how to function as a contributing member of a team.
Mentoring is something that all employees at GenMet feel passionately about. The opportunity to impart knowledge and skills to the next generation in the work force is something that is discussed, organized, planned for and effectively executed. The GenMet Team is doing everything it can to ensure that manufacturing is alive and flourishing in the US, around the dinner table of families and at the machines that assist in making many of the things that we all take for granted everyday. We definitely believe that Making Stuff is Cool!