The Adventures in Technology program has successfully teamed local manufacturers
and technical or high schools to engage in hands-on improvement projects for more than seven years. Since year two, Philips Respironics and Franklin Regional High school have worked together on projects that have benefitted both organizations. Students get to experience the actual world of modern manufacturing and the company gets fresh perspectives on areas that need improvement.
Susan Sunseri, Gifted Coordinator at Franklin Regional High school, explains the benefit to the students, “It gives them insight into the “real world” of work that they don’t otherwise get in a regular school setting. They enjoy the opportunity to work as a team, and to utilize the knowledge and skills that they learned in the classroom in non-traditional educational settings.” Debbie Leicht, Philips Respironics Manufacturing Engineer, expressed her satisfaction with the program as a company partner by saying, “We’ve been very pleased with the Adventures in Technology program and look forward to supporting this initiative again.”