The Untangled Minds Foundation and the Caroline Career and Technology Center’s Advanced Manufacturing Professionals Program (AMP) were recently recognized at the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) Champions of Maryland Manufacturing 2018 Gala in Baltimore.
The program was awarded in the STEM Student Advocates category. The champions in this category are individuals, products, projects or organizations that have inspired STEM students to consider jobs in manufacturing. The AMP Program was developed with the support of the Untangled Minds Foundation, the brainchild of Alan Stein, founder of Tanglewood Conservatories in Denton. The mission of Untangled Minds is to empower young minds and educate them about the importance of leadership and entrepreneurial skill opportunities that lie beyond traditional mediums.
In addition to technical education, students in the AMP program learn about time and project management, cost estimating, team building, quality improvements, communication and presentation, and marketing. A blend of modern manufacturing processes and soft skills training that employers need, AMP’s multi-disciplinary approach to project-based learning brings real-world experience into the classroom, providing opportunities for students seeking a career in manufacturing to experience the industry first hand.
The gala was attended by Mr. Stein, Nichole Mihalos, also from Tanglewood Conservatories, Superintendent Patricia Saelens, AMP instructor Keith Hale, and AMP students Kyleigh Witter, Cody Hunter, and Maggie Abbott.
Founded in 1990, RMI, a non-profit association, was created for manufacturers in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Today, RMI of Maryland represents the interests of manufacturers statewide, providing programs, services, and advocacy.