Kautex San Antonio Launches High School Internship Program

What started as a basic CPR training has now blossomed into a full internship program between Kautex San Antonio and Brooks Academy of Science & Engineering (BASE), a local K-12 charter school. Meredith Mulder, Director of Operations, took a CPR class last year and was introduced to a BASE teacher, who then connected her with the Robotics department. After guest speaking at a Robotics event and conducting weekly meetings around partnership opportunities, together they designed a high school curriculum where the students spend their career prep free period working and getting exposure at the San Antonio facility. They spend 10 hours a week for 3 months working with departments based on the students' interests - Mechanical Engineering, Quality, IT, EHS, and more.

The goal of the program is to give these students exposure to real world jobs, which will give them an advantage in the future when entering the workforce, applying for vocational programs, or enrolling in college. The relationship between BASE and KTX continues to grow, with Mulder visiting the school to speak to Engineering students about her career path, opportunities at Kautex, and manufacturing in general.

At the end of the month, Kautex will also have a booth at the BASE STEMfest, which is open to students, family, and the community.The internship program is just another way that employees at Kautex San Antonio are serving their community while also promoting opportunities at Kautex. These students are gaining invaluable real world work experience, and it will only serve to benefit them in the future.

About Kautex

At Kautex, we are driving the future. As a Tier One automotive supplier with more than 30 plants in 13 countries, Kautex designs, develops and manufactures traditional and hybrid fuel systems, advanced cleaning solutions for assisted and autonomous driving, engine camshafts and plastic industrial packaging solutions. A pioneer in the design and manufacture of automotive plastic fuel systems, Kautex is expanding its portfolio to offer smart products and data-driven services to our customers, including thermoplastic composite and composite-metal hybrid battery systems. From a lightweight battery system to a hybrid fuel system to autonomous drive vehicle cleaning systems, Kautex is committed to pioneering solutions for the era of new mobility.

Our employees are part of a global community committed to solving customer needs, leveraging diverse skillsets, making sustainability a differentiator, embracing the diversity that is part of a global, multi-industry leader and creating an environment where employees can build a dynamic career. Together, we are reimagining the future of mobility.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com

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