The Manufacturing Day survey results are in, and events held around the U.S. have positively impacted the perception of the industry and its career options. Both students and educators are more aware of manufacturing jobs in their communities, and both found events and activities held interesting and engaging. Check out the survey for more results.
Hirotec America, along with other manufacturing companies in Oakland County, Michigan, opened their doors to students on Manufacturing Day. Students toured facilities and learned about opportunities for skilled trades jobs. Seeing modern manufacturing in action made an impact on the students. At a pep rally following the tours, speakers, including individuals from Oakland Community College reinforced the message that technically skilled people are needed by manufacturers.
Global automotive supplier Cooper Standard partners with Spartanburg Community College to celebrate Manufacturing Day with 2 events. First, on October 20, the company is inviting Spartanburg mechatronics students to its Spartanburg facility for tour. Then, on October 27, Cooper Standard will participate in Spartanburg's Manufacturing Day Open House by setting up a display and talking to students about advanced manufacturing.
For more information:
- Facility Tour: http://www.mfgday.com/events/2015/cooper-standard-3
- Manufacturing Day Open House: https://www.sccsc.edu/client/EventDetail.aspx?id=9892
Mayville Engineering Co. (MEC) expects to add 160 jobs at its new $10 million manufacturing facility in Atkins, VA. Featuring high-tech equipment to manufacture products, MEC will require a skilled workforce to operate and maintain the facility. An open house to showcase the new facility is scheduled for December 3, 2014.
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