High schoolers receive on-site training with Vancouver manufacturer




East Vancouver — Seven Legacy High School students received on-site training at Columbia Machine, where they learned about industrial safety, lean manufacturing, writing standard work instructions and continuous improvement practices. The students worked with Kris Langdon, continuous improvement manager, on evaluating work flows and making process improvements. They also wrote streamlined instructions for new equipment and performed workspace safety and efficiency audits, which were then used by Langdon and his team. The students who made the visit are part of a program at Legacy that prepares them to work in science, technology, engineering and match settings. Four students were offered summer jobs at the manufacturing company.