Connecting with the Next Workforce: FuturePrep’D

Seven middle school students arrived at Shape last week, most unaware of what we produce, but ready to take on a challenge. FuturePrep’D is a program ran through Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, that challenges students to get out into the “real-world” and solve problems. Students from the area have the opportunity to learn more about local companies and test their problem solving skills. This is our second year and third session that we’ve held at Shape. The students were challenged with finding a solution for a real Shape problem: How do we reduce the expenditure on gloves, without compromising safety? Quickly after arriving the students learned firsthand what safety […]