St. Colmcille’s High School had a second invitation from Caterpillar to participate in their globally acclaimed training unit in Larne.
On November 22nd pupils from Year 11 visited the Simulated Work Environment which is based on Six Sigma, a globally acclaimed business management strategy. The pupils had the opportunity to be trained just as employees at all levels of Caterpillar in Northern Ireland are. They were then given a tour of the Manufacturing facility in Belfast where FG Wilson, a Caterpillar company, provide the casings and control panels for generator sets exported largely to the Far East. Pupils were also given a tour of the Financial Shared Service Centre which takes care of the Accounts for many of Caterpillar’s European companies. Here pupils had question and answer sessions with many of the different, sometimes multi lingual teams.
Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day which has promoted STEM related career paths and ignited an excitement about improving the environment in which we work and play by engaging in a ‘Six Sigma’ process in school, home and outside activities.
We look forward to another visit in future years.