VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - In the manufacturing and engineering industry, finding qualified workers is getting harder for employers, according to a spokesperson for STIHL Inc.
That is one of the reasons why STIHL Inc. -- the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world -- is hosting their Third Annual Modern Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp in Virginia Beach this week.
The camp provides 25 local high school students with unique, real world, experience in technology and competition.
The first part of the camp will have students break into teams and build three different types of lamps with STIHL parts. The camp will culminate on Saturday when students compete to determine which team created the most efficient manufacturing process for their lamps.
Judges for the competition include representatives from Tidewater Community College, Nutech Group, Hampton University, The Manufacturing Institute, Old Dominion University and Princess Anne High School.
The winners will each receive a scholarship of up to $1,000 from the Virginia Industry Foundation, funded by STIHL, FESTO, ECPI, an others.
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