ASU Poly answers manufacturing call
With efforts by the U.S. government to boost production of microchips and energy technology across the country and large tech companies embarking on ambitious expansion projects, the demand for more engineers and technicians is multiplying rapidly. That bodes well for students at two of the Fulton Schools based at ASU’s Polytechnic campus. Kurt Paterson, director of The Polytechnic School, says students are now getting job offers more than a year before they will graduate. Binil Starley, director of the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks, foresees the school providing new employees for manufacturing companies that want to expand their operations in Arizona and for companies headquartered elsewhere that are looking relocate to Arizona. The photo shows students at the Polytechnic campus at a recent panel discussion with leaders of Lucid Motors about the company’s electric vehicle manufacturing operations in nearby Casa Grande.