Hiram College is training students to become leaders in a global economy this summer.
Called the Global Institute for Management and Leadership, more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students from India are spending the summer on campus for specialized training in communication technology and operations management.
Recently, the Akron office of URS Corporation, a global provider of construction and engineering services, spent time working with some of the students.
The students, who are studying engineering at Lovely Professional University in Punjab, India, attended a lecture on project management presented by John Hollenbaugh, professional engineer, and Paul Wischt, professional and structural engineer.
In addition, two civil engineering students were given the opportunity to go onsite and see the construction of two major bridges on Interstate 90 in Lorain and meet the bridge designer David Buchanan, engineer intern, and detailer Victoria Graber who also worked on the project.
“The ability to cross cultural and domestic boundaries while learning how to work as a team are skills that cannot be overlooked in today’s society,” said Paul Bowers, Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies at Hiram College. “Employers need workers who know how to live and achieve results together in a global economy, and this requires training. The Global Institute at Hiram this summer is working to provide that training.”
Students enrolled in the Global Institute for Management and Leadership at Hiram College will earn certificates in either Information Technology and Operations Management, and Management of Multinational Companies, upon completing the program.