Company invests in area's future
Saturday, August 24, 2019
This week, Thermo Fisher Scientific dedicated its newly installed training center to advance the onboarding and training for employees who work within the facility. The center is equipped with virtual and augmented reality capabilities, which will mimic a real-world operating environment and give employees hands-on experience in a risk-free setting. It’s a true investment into the employees at Thermo Fisher Scientific and the people of Pitt County who have spent generations enabling our customers to make the world healthier.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is also investing in the development and training of Pitt County youth. During the training center dedication, Pitt County Education Foundation received a check for $5,000 and a donation of 1,200 backpacks filled with science materials through the company’s “STEMcredibles” education program. All middle schools in Pitt County will receive backpacks to support students interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.
We recently shared the virtual reality technology with a fifth-grade class in Pitt County. The students were able to step into the manufacturing space and see the equipment in the virtual world. We commit to keep providing jobs for the area and engage across the K-12 ages in hopes that students become as excited as we are about science, STEM concepts and our mission to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
The commitment to equip students for careers of the future is essential to grow our region. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we are committed to working with education leaders to advance better training and preparation for the workforce. As we look to the future, collaboration will continue to be essential as our state narrows the educational attainment gap in eastern North Carolina and beyond.
I am proud to work for a company who invests in the future of our region, and I appreciate the opportunity to have a career that enables patients to live healthier lives.
Michelle P. Logan
Logan is senior director of operations at Thermo Fisher Scientific.