The State Superintendent of Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction awarded businesses who took the time to work with our education system to give a variety of schools an experience of a lifetime that will prepare students for their future… The criterion was to have established an effective business and education partnership, to improve the educational experiences of students with a focus on strengthening Career and Technical Education programs. It’s safe to say that Eric Isbister; on behalf of GenMet, deserves this award for his passion around the education of young people about advanced manufacturing. This award recognizes the effort of GenMet’s education partnership, encourages others to spread the word, and show support for Technical Education and STEM careers. Eric Isbister accepted this award from Tony Evers, State Superintendent, on April 11th, 2014.
Tony Ivers (State Superintendent) said, “As a member of the Port Washington-Saukville School District STEM Advisory Board, Eric Isbister of GenMet has been an advocate for getting students excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), so they continue down the path toward a high-demand STEM career. GenMet has helped Port Washington High School purchase up-to-date manufacturing equipment and provides students and instructors with exposure to the real world of manufacturing by welcoming them on tours to witness cutting-edge metal fabrication processes. Isbister has personally enhanced the education of career and technical education students by bringing his industry knowledge to the classroom, to review and critique student projects and conduct mock interviews. Isbister will accept the award on behalf of GenMet.”