October 6, 2015 – Merrimack - Nanocomp Technologies proudly joined in New Hampshire Manufacturing Week to encourage young people to pursue studies in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) fields. On October 6th a group of 15 students from Nashua High, participated in a tour of the Nanocomp facility in Merrimack, in order to learn more about the company and its lifesaving technologies.
“We are honored to participate in Manufacturing Week. These students are our next generation of researchers and engineers,” said Peter Antoinette CEO of Nanocomp Technologies. “This is an opportunity to provide the students with real-world applications of what they learn in school and hopefully inspire them to pursue degrees in STEM related fields. There are so many opportunities in the technology and manufacturing industry here in New Hampshire and beyond.”
“This is a celebration of technology and innovation,” said Zenagui Brahim President of NH MEP. “New Hampshire has a vast array of manufacturing programs. Many of the students didn’t realize how many opportunities exist right in our own state. It’s a great way for the students to learn more about a potential industry and employer and get inspired about future possibilities for their careers.”
Led by New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP), the Division of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), the Business and Industry Association (BIA), the New Hampshire High Tech Council (NHHTC), the Community College System of NH, Keene State College, the New Hampshire Dept.of Education and many other partners, Manufacturing Week 2015 will total 1641 visits from 34 high schools and two middle schools and hundreds more will visit local colleges to learn about New Hampshire’s vast array of innovative manufacturing programs, including, but not limited to, on-the-job training and many other available career gateways.