Students Schooled in What It's Like to Work at Honeywell
August 28, 2017
“The most valuable experience was learning how the Company is evolving into new technology.” Elizette Santana, 13, Park Elementary School, Newark
NJ LEEP is a college access and success program serving students and families in the greater Newark area. Their College Bound Program empowers high school students with both the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. One hundred percent of program graduates have gone to college and 85% are currently enrolled or have graduated college.
Honeywell is entering into a four-year partnership with NJ LEEP and organized the tour to give the students a sense of what it is like to work at a big company. The new partnership will help the high school freshman prepare for college and is part of Honeywell's efforts to develop a pipeline of diverse professionals and talent.
The highlight of the visit was a two-hour competitive exercise teaching “lean production” -- aka the Dot Game, in which teams efficiently place stickers on Post-Its . Lean manufacturing is a systematic method for minimizing waste without sacrificing productivity.
The students also checked out Honeywell's Innovation studios, a 3D printer and collaborative work environment.