On October 4, 2017, October 6, 2017, and October 27, 2017 Pioneer Service hosted high school and middle school students for a tour and presentation on manufacturing careers. In all, 101 students were able to come! Students from Reavis High School, Oak Lawn High School and Addison Trail High School, along with got robot? First robotics team saw first-hand how machined parts are made on advanced CNC Swiss machines with production manager Bob Anderson, as well how they are checked with vision inspection systems. A third of their time was spent addressing perceptions vs. reality in manufacturing and how they might find their own passion in unconventional places. Rose of Sharon DeVos presented the myths, her own story of joining the industry, Pioneer Service's story and encouraged students to be intentional in writing their own life and career stories.