Behind the Factory Doors: Teachers Experience the Future at CNH Industrial
Teachers from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) had a taste of the future of food and farming during a faculty field trip to the CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI/MI: CNHI) North American headquarters in Burr Ridge, Illinois recently.
CNH Industrial hosted the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) externship to introduce faculty to its operations, showcase its potential as a future employer for CHSAS students, and highlight the wide range of career opportunities available in the agri-food sector. Beyond farming, careers in agriculture today include everything from automation and artificial intelligence to engineering, product maintenance and business management.
With events like the STEM externship, CNH Industrial provides ‘real world’ learning opportunities for teachers with materials and experiences they can bring back to the classroom to share with their students.
Forty-six teachers and 25 CNH Industrial employees participated in the event, which included facility tours, ride and drives, and engineering and purchasing workshops, as well as information sessions about the company and career development discussions.
The externship is part of CNH Industrial’s well established and growing relationship with the high school and the company’s support of STEM education. CNH Industrial believes strongly in investing in local communities as part of its deep-rooted commitment to sustainability in every aspect of its business.
The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences with its innovative curriculum is the only one of its kind in the Midwest, offering opportunities to urban students talented in sciences and math in agribusiness and agriscience.
CNH Industrial manufactures and markets agricultural and construction equipment under its Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Case Construction and New Holland Construction brands as well as powertrains for FPT Industrial in North America.