NEW YORK The Institute of
Scrap Recycling Industries is teaming up with a nonprofit
organization to educate students on career prospects in the
ISRI will collaborate with
Mystic, Conn.-based Jason Learning to develop school curricula
that provide real-world models of scrap and recycling. Jason
Learning uses such models in its efforts to educate students in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The industry needs people
trained in science, engineering and technology "to invent and
perfect new processes to recycle even more of our waste and to
build the machines to get it done," ISRI said May 23.
As part of the collaboration,
ISRI members will invite classes studying the curricula to
visit scrapyards and recycling facilities to observe
operations. ISRIs objective is to help students learn
"how what many call junk is actually a valuable
resource, as well as a real-life science experiment."
"This partnership will show
students how a career in science, technology or engineering can
be put to use in the most practical way to make things that
people need while at the same time conserving our natural
resources," ISRI president Robin K. Wiener said.