Siemens & Detroit Manufacturers Offer High School Students Intern-for-a-Day Opportunity

  • As part of Manufacturing in America Conference in Detroit, Siemens Hosts ‘Student Zone’ to bridge the skills gap and change perceptions about manufacturing careers

ATLANTA--()--Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. will host its annual Manufacturing in America conference in Detroit, March 22-23, where more than 2,000 leaders from industry and academia attend for best practice sharing. As part of the 2017 program, being held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, high school students will participate in seminars about careers in manufacturing. Siemens has added the opportunity for high school students to apply for a one-day internship with local manufacturers for a hands-on learning experience.

By 2025, there will be two million unfilled manufacturing jobs, predicts a study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting. Millennials are currently the largest population and there is a need to bridge the skills gap and change perceptions about manufacturing careers in order to fill the two million+ job openings with excited, engaged millennials who are ready to be part of our companies in the future.

What: Manufacturing in America Student Zone

When: March 23, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Where: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Already, participation is set to double from last year, with more than 150 students signed up to take advantage of the hands-on experience to learn about careers in manufacturing. The Student Zone includes:

  • Industry guest speaker, GM – Ofori Agboka (Director of HR – NA), will kick off the event discussing the need for reinvestment in manufacturing with skilled workforce.
  • A tour of the MiA exhibits where students will have the opportunity to engage with industry members regarding latest technological trends.
  • A CNC (Computer Numerical Control) workshop discussing what a CNC machine is and how it’s used in industry today, and the skills needed to support this tool of advanced manufacturing, utilizing an actual CNC onsite to manufacture an example part used in industry.
  • A PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) workshop using a traffic light simulator to give students a hands-on opportunity to program and operate a traffic light using Siemens automation controls.
  • “A Day in the Life” where students will hear about the typical day from an engineer.

At the conclusion of the event, students that are interested in the one-day internship will be provided with the information to apply for the opportunity.

“Manufacturers are looking for skilled employees who can master advanced automation tools as they transition to digital factories. Training our future workforce is imperative through internships and hands-on programs like these available at MiA. We encourage local educators and students to attend and explore the opportunities,” says Raj Batra, President, Siemens Digital Factory Division, U.S.

Siemens Digital Factory (DF) offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.

For more information or to register for Manufacturing in America 2017, visit

If your company would like to get involved in providing a one-day internship, please contact Alisa Coffey at

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About Siemens USA

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 348,000 employees in more than 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.


Hollie Davis, 678-313-7256

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As part of Manufacturing in America Conference in Detroit, Siemens Hosts ‘Student Zone’ to bridge the skills gap and change perceptions about manufacturing careers.



Hollie Davis, 678-313-7256