United States Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross visited Dyplast last Thursday bringing together 9 South Florida manufacturers, the South Florida Manufacturer’s Association (SFMA) and FloridaMakes to discuss ways in which apprenticeship programs and on-the-job training can be designed to be more skill-focused, and provide hire-ready individuals with relevant skills needed to be gainfully employed in the manufacturing industry. South Florida is home to approximately 19,000 Florida manufacturers that are thriving in this economy despite the lack of workforce talent available that can read a ruler or possess the language or soft skills needed to fill jobs.
As some background, Dyplast sponsors the Robotics Program at the Rockway Middle School in Miami - - part of our larger general program to support STEM in schools. Our philosophy, as espoused by many others, is that Elementary and Middle Schools can be the primary formative influence in a young student's life. The best way to instill a lifelong interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is to provide a fun, engaging, and hands-on opportunity to explore and experience it for themselves. By its nature, the study of robotics inherently incorporates all four pillars of STEM - - and it’s “cool”.
The National Insulation Association (NIA) announced Dyplast Products as the recipient of its 2018 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Platinum Safety Award at its 64th Annual Convention in Nassau, Bahamas.