DVIRC Dream Team

Inspiring High School students to explore careers in manufacturing.

DVIRC Dream Team is a manufacturing career awareness program that recruits young manufacturing professionals from area companies to serve as ‘ambassadors’ for manufacturing careers by visiting targeted high schools and sharing about the requirements and rewards of their profession to students, teachers, and administrators.

The goal of this effort is to get more high-school students to think about manufacturing-related post-secondary education and careers.

Meet Tim Brown from Southco.

Meet Lisa Miller from Greene Tweed Co.

Meet RJ Lualhati from Globus Medical.

Purpose

The purpose of the DVIRC Dream Team Program is to grow the talent pool of students pursuing manufacturing-related education and increase the number of students interested in STEM careers so they can become skilled employees at area manufacturing companies.

One of the most effective ways to expose area students to STEM careers, technology, and modern manufacturing environments is by introducing them to young successful employees who work in the field. The demographic in Southeast Pennsylvania includes a large and growing population of African Americans, Latin Americans, and women. Young people relate to ‘champions’ that look like and are close in age to them and having young ambassadors reflect these demographics through diversity, equity, and inclusion enhances the program’s success.

Dream Team Ambassadors

Meet our amazing Dream Team ambassadors! Ambassadors share their stories with high schoolers to help unlock interest among students to consider similar STEM careers.

Tim Brown

Manufacturing Technician | Southco

Bridget Casey

Global Manager, Information Systems & Technology | Bracalente

Hannah Dixon

Process Engineer | Johnson Matthey

Jon Etter

President | B & G Manufacturing

Marissa Jackson

Manufacturing Project Manager | Lockheed Martin

RJ Lualhati

Additive Manufacturing Manager | Globus Medical

Lisa Miller

Automation Engineer | Greene, Tweed & Co.

Kevin Ravasio

Engineering Manager | Ameriscend

Molly Rind

Development Engineer I | Greene, Tweed & Co.

Nadine Trombley

Mgr, Proj Mgmt, Planning and Scheduling | PDC Machines

Jaclyn Slivka

Manufacturing Engineer | Greene, Tweed & Co.

Gunner Spain

Research Analyst | DVIRC

Durell Williams

Process Technician | LavAzza

Benefits

  • Bringing an awareness of manufacturing into high schools and career and technical schools
  • Heightened awareness by teachers and administrators
  • Student awareness of advanced manufacturing
  • Increased interest in STEM and technical education by students and parents
  • Helping students learn about and understand the broad range of rewarding careers in manufacturing

Sponsors

Take Action

Contact our Director of Workforce Engagement, Hannah McGarry, to see how you can get involved today.

Hannah McGarry
Director of Workforce Engagement
hmcgarry@dvirc.org | 267-892-0569