Ergoseal partners with DuPage County Regional Office of Education

Experiential learning is a transformative educational approach that bridges the gap between theory and practice. By immersing learners in hands-on experiences, this powerful tool deepens understanding and cultivates confidence and competence. To that end, today’s high school students need access to exploratory career experiences to prepare for their professional lives beyond graduation. 

At Ergoseal, we not only believe in the power of experiential learning, but also firmly believe in investing in the future, and one of the ways we do this is by participating in the DuPage County Regional Office of Education (ROE) Work-Based Learning Consortium for the last four years. This program allows high school students to gain hands-on experience at our manufacturing facility during the school year, providing them with valuable insights into the world of manufacturing and engineering.  

Empowering the Next Generation 

The DuPage County ROE, in partnership with the College of DuPage (Project Hire-Ed), and GPS Education Partners (GPSEd), has helped develop hands-on work-based learning opportunities and career exploration for students in a variety of industries throughout DuPage County. 

This initiative aims to empower high school students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the job market. Participants in this program can engage in paid internships or apprenticeships with local businesses. Additionally, they will have the chance to visit other workplaces, observe professionals in action, and take part in various work-based learning activities, all aimed at helping them connect their interests with potential career paths. 

Ergoseal has always been dedicated to innovation and quality, and this extends to our commitment to fostering talent in our local community. This program aligns perfectly with our values, as it offers young minds the opportunity to explore the world of manufacturing, engineering, and problem-solving in a real-world setting. 

"We recognize the vital importance of empowering local high school students to embrace the trades,” says Ergoseal Chief Operating Officer Chris Verni.  

“We are unwavering in our dedication to supporting these programs, emphasizing the promotion of continuous advancement in manufacturing." 

A Win-Win Partnership 

We see this program as a win-win situation, mutually benefitting all involved. Here's how: 

  • Educational Enrichment: Through this program, students get a chance to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. They learn about the intricacies of manufacturing processes, quality control, and teamwork. 
  • Mentoring: Our experienced professionals serve as mentors, guiding students through their tasks and helping them develop valuable skills. It's a chance for these students to learn from the best in the industry. 
  • Workforce Development: We recognize that today's students are tomorrow's workforce. By providing them with early exposure to our industry, we contribute to the development of a skilled workforce for the future. 
  • Fresh Perspectives: Students bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to our manufacturing processes. Their enthusiasm and creativity can lead to new approaches and solutions. 

This year, we welcome two bright and enthusiastic students, Sam and Jellsy, from Addison Trail High School to our manufacturing facility. They are both intrigued by the development and manufacturing processes and have shown incredible dedication and a thirst for knowledge. Working closely with our team, they've been exposed to a wide range of tasks, from designing prototypes to quality control checks.  

Building a Better Tomorrow

As our collaboration with the consortium continues, we remain committed to providing these young minds with the tools they need to succeed in their future careers. Through hands-on experience and mentorship, we aim to inspire the next generation of engineers, innovators, and manufacturing experts. 

At Ergoseal, we know that investing in the future of our community is not just the right thing to do; it's essential for our industry's growth and sustainability. We look forward to seeing Sam, Jellsy, their predecessors, and countless other students flourish and make a positive impact on the manufacturing world. 

As we nurture these young talents, we are not just shaping their futures; we are shaping the future of manufacturing itself and building a better tomorrow.