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ESPEY Reps Visit Machine Tool Technology Students
Friday, November 06, 2015
Student internships at local businesses and industry coordinated through the Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program supplement the classroom experience for Career and Technical Education students.
As part of the WBL internship program, representatives from ESPEY Mfg. & Electronics Corp. visited the Machine Tool Technology (MTT) classroom at the Southern Adirondack Education Center to talk about their company, internship opportunities and employment.
Located in Saratoga Springs, ESPEY is a Power Electronics Design and Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) company with a long history of developing and delivering highly reliable products for use in military and severe environment applications.
In addition to describing what ESPEY does, the representatives told the students that it’s a union shop, employees work a four-day workweek, and described the benefit package they offer.
Adult student Patrick Traver is in his second year in the MTT program, which is when students secure an internship. He was very interested in an internship at ESPEY and has an upcoming interview with the company. Patrick was in the military infantry for 13 years, serving in Iraq three times, Kosovo once and Bosnia once. The veteran said he had top security clearance that would hopefully make the process to attain employment even easier.
Nick Hayes, another adult student in his second year in the MTT program, was also interested in what ESPEY had to offer. “The four-day workweek was appealing,” said Nick. “What struck me was that they said employees would get a variety of experience on difference machines. For me, it’s important to go to a shop that offers a broad range. Plus, an excellent benefit package is worth more to me than extra pay.”
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