Eagle View Windows was thrilled to play host recently to about 30 students from Terry Parker High School as part of their three-week summer STEM camp, a program of Communities In Schools of Jacksonville. The students recently visited the company’s 82,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in North Jacksonville and saw firsthand what goes in to the manufacturing process of Eagle View’s windows and doors.
“It was such a treat for our team to have these students come through our facility and see what goes into the manufacturing of windows and doors and the overall operation of the business,” said Bill Myers, CEO of Eagle View Windows. “Eagle View is a very diverse workplace that utilizes many types of skilled employees from highly educated engineers and administrative people to highly trained sales and production employees that enter a six-month training program to ensure that they are properly trained to be able to operate many of our sophisticated manufacturing equipment. It is important for our young people to see and understand how American business operates and that their talents and passions can be utilized across the spectrum of jobs that make up a business like Eagle View Windows.”
Terry Parker High School and Ed White High School both offer the three-week summer STEM camp, which for the past three years have been funded by the Bank of America Workforce Development and Education Grant. The camp provides hands-on experiences, guest speakers, college and career development, and field trips like this one that focus on the four components of STEM. These field trips educate the students on the different opportunities in the workforce that they might not be aware of.
“We are fortunate to be able to build partnerships with local manufacturing companies like Eagle View, so our students can become aware of the many career paths available to them in that field,” said Steve Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer for CIS. “There is a growing demand for employees in the manufacturing industry and we want to help our students be successful in life, so we are always looking for new opportunities to introduce them to.”
Communities In Schools of Jacksonville is a premier provider of dropout prevention services in Duval County Public Schools. They serve almost 6,000 at risk students in k-12th grade in 34 schools. They provide services to students through literacy tutoring, after-school enrichment, and case management. Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
About Eagle View Windows
Eagle View Windows is the only local vinyl window and door manufacturing company in Northeast Florida. It was established in 2013 to provide high quality windows to builders and home owners with an emphasis on honor, trust, integrity, and reliability. Eagle View’s owners realized the need for a dependable window provider that could deliver locally and provide immediate attention to any changes or issues. Eagle View’s windows and doors deliver superior energy efficiency and require virtually no maintenance. For more information, visit www.eagleviewwindows.com.