On May 1st, 2013, the 5th grade students from Smith Elementary School in Oshkosh, WI (http://smith.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/) made a field trip to Marvel Manufacturing Company, Inc. The students were broken up into small groups as Marvel employees led them on a tour of Marvel’s manufacturing plant and offices. While on the tour, the students made several stops to hear selected Marvel employees describe what they do on a daily basis. They learned about accounting, human resources, sales and marketing, customer service, information technology, engineering, machine assembly, machining and machine operation. The purpose of the visit was for the students to see, first hand, different career opportunities available to them in the future and learn the skill sets needed to perform the jobs. Some of the skills that were discussed during the tour were productivity, accountability, initiative, self direction, social and cultural skills, flexibility, leadership and responsibility. After the tour, Marvel conducted a quarterly company meeting that covered the company’s performance and goals. The student’s were able to listen into the meeting while they ate lunch.
Marvel has had the pleasure of working with the Smith Elementary students and faculty for many years and the employees really enjoy working with the students. This year’s visit was a success and the Marvel employees are already looking forward to next year’s visit from the Smith Elementary School students! Marvel values the role local businesses make in offering community outreach and Marvel’s employees are always excited to get involved!
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