Power management company Eaton welcomed nearly 50 students to its Experience Centers around the country on Friday, October 7, as part of Manufacturing Day. The manufacturer of power management products and equipment hosted events in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Peachtree City, Georgia, to give students the opportunity to connect with electrical industry experts, learn about the role of manufacturing and call attention to the opportunities a career in manufacturing can provide.
“As a leading manufacturer invested in the future of the industry, Eaton is committed to helping train the next generation of skilled workers, from the engineers and production workers who build the products to the designers and electricians who design and install them,” said Eaton’s Dan Carnovale, manager of Power Systems Experience Center.
Students from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering participated in a career panel on electrical engineer hiring criteria with panelists from Eaton, the university and Duquesne Light Company. The panel was followed by a tour of Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center in Warrendale, Pennsylvania.
In Peachtree City, interior design students from the Savannah College of Art and Design participated in a lighting design training session at Eaton’s SOURCE Lighting Education Center. Students will also have the opportunity to tour Eaton’s Lighting Innovation Center to learn more about the development, testing and manufacturing of the fixtures behind the designs.
“Eaton’s SOURCE has set the benchmark for educational facilities in the lighting industry,” said Eaton’s Rebecca Hadley-Catter, LC, LEED AP, IES, IESNA, manager, SOURCE Lighting Education Center. Many universities visit the SOURCE facility each semester, allowing students to experience lighting, make side-by-side comparisons, and learn about which specific fixtures and technologies are appropriate for various applications.
Eaton delivers a range of indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Its lighting solutions serve customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.The company had sales of $20.9 billion in 2015 and has approximately 96,000 employees.