Educating and encouraging the success of local youth is a cause close to the hearts of many Petoskey Plastics associates. Last Tuesday, January 9th, Petoskey Plastics played host to students and mentors from the STRIVE program. After enjoying some pizza and listening to a short educational presentation, plant associates led the guests on an insightful plant tour. Students were most interested in the variety of manufacturing jobs involved in the company’s process, like finished product packers, line operators, maintenance technicians, quality technicians, and shipping coordinators just to name a few.
STRIVE is a scholarship and jobs mentorship program for area high school students who want to improve their present educational status and their life prospects. It is a partnership between the Rotary Club of Petoskey, Petoskey High School, and North Central Michigan College. The Rotary Club of Petoskey is a group of passionate and diverse individuals dedicated to making positive changes in their community and around the world.