(Left to right: Jeff Laniewski, Andre Clement, Zannah Walsh, and Jonathan Buckley)
One of Amplify Additive’s goals of 2022 is to help connect with our local community and expand education around additive manufacturing. To create the next additive workforce, we need to get our younger generations in front of additive manufacturing.
To start off 2022, we had the opportunity to welcome Zannah Walsh, a senior at Casco Bay High School (CBHS), for a 3-day shadow internship. Students at CBHS are required to complete their internship as part of their graduation requirements. Zannah was looking to get a STEM endorsement so it was a perfect fit for her to come learn from the team at Amplify Additive.
Andre Clement, Industrial Designer, was contacted by his former employer ARCADIA designworks, an architecture and design firm in Portland, to see if Amplify would be able to help a student with a STEM endorsed internship. Andre brought up the opportunity with Jeff Laniewski, VP or Operations, to find out Jeff was teaching a one-day Career Success Intensive class at CBHS. A unique relationship was established with Zannah and CBHS in helping students get real-life experience into an emerging industry.
Zannah had to opportunity to learn and work alongside the team in all facets of Amplify’s operations. The goal was to showcase as much of our process to gain an understanding of the inner workings of the organization and how we employ Additive Manufacturing for our clients. From designing & engineering lattice structures for implants to quality documentation and inspection of devices. “Zannah was a pleasure to teach. She is smart, driven, and always came in ready to learn,” stated Jonathan Buckley.
Derek Pierce, Principal of Casco Bay High School, said “We are so grateful to Amplify Additive for welcoming our students into the workplace. It’s a terrific opportunity for our students to get a better sense of both what they might want to do as a career and what’s needed to be successful.”