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TTAI Quality Manager shares informative presentation on how parts are manufactured for Toyota vehicles

Math Teacher Jamie Foster and Richard Snowden discussed her externship

TTAI Quality Manager, Stephen Fitzpatrick recently visited students in Jamie Foster's sixth period math class, as part of an on-going partnership with the high school. The students learned specifics on how they stamp components and the slim margin of error. He showed students how to use math gauges to measure the margin of error to make sure the bolts and parts all fit perfectly in regard to whatever part they are manufacturing.

Also, another TTAI employee, Richard Snowden, followed up on November 3rd, sharing information with the senior class about job and college opportunities with TTAI, like the KY FAME Internship that American Woodmark and other companies also participate in. A few Wayne County High School graduates have taken advantage of this program in the past, but educators are promoting the opportunity in hopes that more local students will follow this career path.

Richard Snowden talked to the seniors about the KY FAME internship program that is available to them. Students are paid to attend school two days a week and work three days a week for $20.00 an hour during their internship. At the end of the internship, they are guaranteed a job when they finish their degree. It is a wonderful opportunity for graduates who would prefer to start working, rather than attending higher education. He explained that a strong emphasis had been placed on high school graduates attending college in the past generation and a shift is now occuring to help students become more career ready. He explained that students who know college is not for them have lacked a pathway or clear options until now. The benefits that follow the internship are very appealing, he said.

Manufactuiring is no longer the dark, dirty, and dangerous work that it has been portrayed to be for a long time. It is a business you can work your way up in on the manufacturing side and the business side of the company, concluded Snowden.



Quality Assurance Manager Stephen Fitzpatrick informs Jamie Foster's students on plant operations at TTAI


Sara Sullivan and Trevor Gregory listened during Stephen Fitzpatrick's sharing lesson 


Stephen Fitzpatrick shared information used on a daily basis at TTAI

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Phoenix Deboer uses a gauge to measure for any margin of error


Stephen Fitzpatrick teaches Jamie Foster and her math class how to compensate for any margin of error in their production 


Students each took a turn to examine the piece of equipment and make sure it followed the correct specifications


Mary Kessler takes a turn


MathTeacher Jamie Foster explained how important math skills are in the production of specialized equipment


Richard Snowden recently visited the high school

Education Liasson Richard Snowden spoke with Teacher Jamie Foster, who completed an externship at TTAI

Snowden discusses manufacturing opportunities with the seniors

Snowden visited the high school to spread the word about employment and educational opportunities that TTAI offers students

Bailey Wright and Tanner Thompson chatted with Snowden

Seniors Bailey Wright and Tanner Thompson joined Snowden in discussing opportunities for students through KY FAME

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