As a leading technology company, ABB energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. Edge Factor and ABB are passionate about creating success together by bringing together resources, knowledge and passion to create more value for a better world.
ABB believes people are the most critical ingredient to long-term success. With a special focus on building relationships within ABB, as well as with customers and partners they collaborate and rely on the experience and expertise others have to offer. With this ABB is able to push the boundaries of technology to drive performance, shape new business models and find new ways of working that benefit their customers, partners and community.
Building a Better Tomorrow
ABB has partnered with Edge Factor to provide tools to inspire, engage and connect with students and job-seekers preparing to launch rewarding careers. This partnership will help solve the challenges students face today to build a bright and successful future. Empowering students and job seekers to make a difference by contributing to a culture where ingenuity and innovation thrive.
ABB offers students and job-seekers the opportunity to put their learning into practice so they can gain experience toward rewarding careers. To help students prepare for the future they need hands-on experience, and transferable skills, ABB and Edge Factor equip students with tools to explore internships, apprenticeship opportunities and summer jobs.
“Edge Factor is proud to be linking arms with an organization that gets the big picture, but also the need to be in the trenches doing the hard work and heavy lifting needed to build the workforce pipeline,” said Jeremy Bout, President of Edge Factor. “We value the willingness of the ABB team to try new ideas together and look forward to seeing lives change through this renewed partnership.”
Making a Difference in Communities
Edge Factor uses the power of cinematic storytelling to take students and job-seekers on a journey from "I have no idea what I want to do with my life" to discovering industries, careers, CTE and postsecondary programs, Soft Skills, STEAM and local opportunities. We have criss-crossed North America to produce thousands of videos and interactive activities that highlight every industry and deliver these tools through our platform.The people behind each company featured in Edge Factor videos have stories and career opportunities worth sharing. Stories of real life people making a difference in their communities, who are building ecosystems and paving the way for the next generation of innovators, manufacturers and entrepreneurs.
This year, Edge Factor and partners that include ABB, are launching event toolkits for companies, schools, and workforce leaders to share and inspire students and job-seekers to launch career pathways! Each toolkit will be available for FREE for 3 months and will include videos such as Career Profiles, Soft Skills on-the-Job, virtual field trips, award winning edutainment films, and more. Families, students, and community members will be able to watch these videos in their homes, at live or virtual events, in presentations, over social media, in newsletters, and beyond.
Together, ABB and Edge Factor understand the tremendous need to empower communities with tangible tools to build their workforce pipeline. With these toolkits and other components of this partnership, ABB and Edge Factor will engage families and job-seekers at home and online, reach educators, school counselors, and students in classrooms, and engage community members at events.
You are invited to spread the word and share the links to view the toolkits, and when possible, to host presentations on the opportunities available in your community. Each toolkit includes promotional tools and practical “How To” Guides for companies, schools, and workforce leaders to host an engaging event, with checklists on everything they need to know on how to plan, promote, host and follow-up on engaging virtual or live events.
Pre-register today for the free 2022 Toolkits.
- Diversity in Skilled Trades Toolkit: available for free in March - May 2022 - This toolkit is all about showcasing diverse people in diverse careers in the skilled trades. Coinciding with awareness days like March’s “International Women's Day” and April’s “Celebrate Diversity” Month, this toolkit will provide a ton of content for your organization and network to celebrate real life men and women who have launched rewarding career pathways.
- Summer Camp Toolkit: available for free in June - August 2022 - Summer Learning Programs and Summer Camps are in need of turnkey tools to engage students! This toolkit shows how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math all come alive in real world careers! Perfect for summer camps or family activities.
- Rock MFG DAY: available for free in September - November 2022 - October is Manufacturing Day/ Month and we are providing the 2022 Rock MFG DAY kit for everyone to highlight the extraordinary world of advanced manufacturing. This toolkit includes resources to promote manufacturing careers and technology and showcase how STEAM comes alive in this industry.
“ABB is very proud to support the 2022 Edge Factor Toolkits,” said Tracy Long, Vice President of Communications for the North American Motion Business Area. “With multiple manufacturing locations in the US and Canada, we understand how critical manufacturing is to our economies and communities. EdgeFactor Toolkits allow students to develop the skills they need to be successful throughout our industry, today and in the future.”
Equipping the Future Workforce
Building on the belief that smart people collaborate, build on each other's strengths and success and form strategic partnerships to find a better way forward. Edge Factor and ABB aim to equip the future workforce with tangible tools so they can learn from failures to achieve success.
Edge Factor has created thousands of videos, interactive activities, and lesson plans that focus on career exploration. K-12 and Postsecondary schools, companies, and organizations partner with Edge Factor to help tackle workforce development regionally and nationally. Using the power of storytelling, Edge Factor media showcases industries and career profiles, teaches soft skills, shows how STEAM comes alive on-the-job, teaches Financial Literacy, provides Virtual Workplace Experiences, promotes training and career opportunities, and much more. Each of the toolkits in 2022 will include specially selected videos and tools from Edge Factor’s robust library, to meet the target audience and theme of the toolkit.
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