Omega congratulates Kourtney Caspersen for receiving the MACCDC Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties (MACCDC) promotes the growth of the manufacturing industry by providing workforce and economic development services to partnering companies.
Kourtney Caspersen is the Chair of the Youth Committee of the MACCDC and recently received praise for her efforts behind the regional, student-led video contest, What's So Cool About Manufacturing. The goal of her committee is to reach out to students, educators, and parents to show, and to encourage them to pursue, the many career opportunities in manufacturing. Ultimately, the committee hopes to improve the workforce pipeline by debunking any negative misconceptions about the manufacturing industry, highlighting manufacturing careers, and developing experiential education pathways.
Kourtney is highly active with Omega's community outreach initiatives. She has lead multiple efforts in support of Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology (GETT), which is an annual day-long event (expo / workshops) aimed at girls in grades 5-10 to learn about career opportunities in a broad scope of STEM related industries.
According to one of the officials who nominated Kourtney for the volunteer-of-the-year award:
“I would like to officially nominate Kourtney Caspersen for her continuous and enthusiastic support of the Alliance.
Her leadership of the Youth Committee and active participation on the board and at partnership meetings have been a great asset to the Alliance. She is a tireless and effective spokesperson and has risen to all challenges presented to her. She has committed significant personal time contributing to What's So Cool About Manufacturing, the GETT conference, robotic demonstration to Owen J Roberts School District robot fair and to Alliance Networking events to name a few.”
Thanks for all of your hard work, Kourtney!