On Thursday, March 18th, Workforce Development hosted a Lion Cub Camp dedicated to exposing younger generations to the ample benefits and opportunities that come with learning a trade. With times changing and many high schoolers only being exposed to the path of a four-year university, Corbins Electric wanted to make a change. The overall goal of this camp is to educate and help change on the perception on the trade industry, specifically electrical.
Throughout the day, the cubs began with the experience of what it was like to be a new applicant, including the NEO Assessment that each new hire in the field is required to take. Throughout the day, the cubs learned a variety of hands-on activities to help educate them on basic and in-depth concepts. Some of these activities included bending conduit, PPE safety and CPR training, assembling trophies, and tool and material identification. The cubs were also introduced to Lean and the 5 S Principles to be able to relate to life and through the industry. At the end of the day, the cubs were assessed again with the same test and showed substantial improvement in knowledge.
Be on the look out for future Lion Cub Camps! For any questions related to the camp, reach out to Jeff or Abe with Workforce Development.