Teachers representing a variety of elementary and middle level schools from within the Syracuse City School District (SCSD), along with members of the Smart Start Externship Program and MACNY’s Workforce Development team, took part in a tour of our United Radio East Syracuse campus in August.
Led by United Radio Human Resources Manager James Branch, the group toured the three-building campus to learn more about how United Radio provides remanufacturing and repair solutions for electronics providers worldwide.
Mike Fabery, Automotive Division Operations Manager, discussed how this division provides efficient integrated solutions to manufacturers, dealers and other automotive businesses.
Margaret Kelly, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications for our Consumer Division, gave an overview of after-the-sales service solutions the division provides to the electronics industry during a tour of the facility.
The Smart Start Externship is an opportunity for teachers to observe and interact with a company, like United Radio, and have a real-world business experience to bring back to the classroom. Through this program, teachers learn to work together to create an interdisciplinary, project-based lesson(s) to use with their students. The Smart Start Externship Project will also provide teachers with industry exposure and to apply in the classroom.
This experience is the springboard to opening future doors and opportunities for interaction between the SCSD and United Radio.