Edge Factor Partners with Haas Automation to Film Virtual Field Trip, Career Profile Videos

The videos are part of the media team’s broader STEM education efforts.

The Edge Factor crew recently filmed at Haas Automation’s headquarters in Oxnard, California, to produce a virtual field trip of the 1 million-square-foot facility and 14 career profile videos to make available as educational resources for students pursuing manufacturing careers. The field trip video will be shared with schools and the Haas Technical Education Center Network across North America, as part of a broader effort to equip educators with resources that make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning relevant to students, captivate audiences, highlight Career Technical Education (CTE) and change perceptions of manufacturing.

For its RapidFire video series, Edge Factor filmed 14 career profile videos of Haas team members (pictured) working within several of what in CTE terminology are called Career Clusters. Every CTE program leads to a career pathway that is categorized in 1 of 16 Career Clusters which are organized by skills and/or products. RapidFire episodes also include information on how STEM skills are used in each of these careers.

“Machinists are awesome, but the manufacturing industry offers so many diverse careers that go beyond machining. What does it take to run a massive corporation like Haas Automation? It requires teams of people working in every one of the 16 Career Clusters,” says Larissa Hofman, director of communications at Edge Factor.

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