SMTC offers many styles of manufacturing internships for college and high school students, ranging from traditional to highly specialized according to areas of study.
The SMTC Senior Design Internship Program is one avenue that invites college seniors studying design, engineering and manufacturing to take a closer look at SMTC’s manufacturing processes, allowing students to study and present their recommendations for productivity improvements and receive critical feedback from SMTC’s Management Team.
The Senior Design Internship is a hands-on, up-close program. For three months, student interns get to work right on the manufacturing floor, asking questions and studying a new product line.
At the conclusion of the Senior Design Internship, for their final project, intern teams head to the board room to present their findings and recommendations for improvements on the product line they’ve been studying, to the SMTC senior staff, who will give honest and constructive feedback to the intern team.
Other college or high school internship opportunities may vary as to specific style, goals and activities.
The overall purpose is to allow students to directly observe and get a sense of manufacturing in a real production environment and provide opportunities to learn.
Many SMTC employees started off as interns and credit those experiences for giving them a good start.