MCA Students Visit Emerson Automation Systems

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As part of the Entrepreneurship program at Maranatha Christian Academy (Brooklyn Park, MN), a group of students participated in a site visit to Emerson Automation Systems.  The follow article was published by Apriton Educational Advisors, who partner with MCA in this ground-breaking program.


Integrating Interdisciplinary Learning and Industry
By Brent Veninga

How can we integrate interdisciplinary learning and encourage both career and college preparedness for high school students? Today, Emerson Automation Systems (@EMR_Automation) hosted two of our schools, Southwest (@swchsstars) and Maranatha (@MCAmustangs) in an outstanding site visit. With help from Emerson’s Global Education team, students toured their manufacturing floor, the Solution Center, and the new Interactive Plant Environment training center. Emerson’s educational team used examples from content specific areas (e.g. physics, engineering, business, math and communications) and explained how these areas transfer into necessary skills such as collaboration, innovation and critical thinking. Incredible technologies on flow, pressure and measurement were described – and how instant worldwide communication benefits Emerson and its many clients. Such an impressive environment for our students to experience.

Furthermore, the Emerson team helped cast vision for our students into career possibilities and pathways to work at tremendous organizations like Emerson. They shared their personal career paths and the nature of their daily work and how they too are lifelong learners.

This is an outstanding example of how schools and business can intersect and cast vison in talented students that can become future employees.

Thanks so much to the Emerson Global Education team for this fantastic opportunity!

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