Thompson Automation was excited to participate in a Technology Field Day at Loess Hills Elementary on October 26th. The idea was born from a conversation between Kent Grange of Thompson and John Beeck the principal of Loess Hills. As a technology-centric elementary school, it was a great opportunity to connect these young students with the technology used by Siouxland businesses.
A select group of local Siouxland Business’s presented to 5th graders as a showcase the various skills needed for different careers, with a large focus on literacy and technology. “We were able to share with the students the different things that can be done with the programming and technology skills they are learning,” said Jason Glover of Thompson Automation. “It was a really fun chance to help these students see what they do in school are the skills they will need in a career.”
The event was so successful that there is now talk about making the Technology Field Day an annual event. Thompson’s participation was also part of a larger corporate program to be active in our communities and support local events.