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October 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
SouthernTech will be hosting Manufacturing Day Oct. 10 from 9am to 2pm in the Engineering Building. Senior students from across our sending school districts and adults have been invited to find out why careers in manufacturing are desirable. They will see hands on demonstrations by the Engineering programs: CAD, 3D-CNC Machining, Pre-Engineering, Welding, and Mechatronics. Business partners from the manufacturing area will have booths showcasing products as well as answering questions about the industry. Instructors and students will give shop tours and inform those present about the many desirable careers available in the manufacturing area and the higher wages that can be earned when properly trained.
Manufacturing Day is a growing grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the shared challenges facing manufacturers today. The most pressing issue is a gap in skilled labor. Eighty percent of manufacturers cannot find the skilled workers they need. Manufacturing Day gives manufacturers an opportunity to raise and address these issues by simply exhibiting what they do for visitors who are curious about manufacturing. Through this collective effort, Manufacturing Day draws public attention to manufacturing’s present-day reality and encourages job seekers to develop the skills they need to qualify for long-term careers in this secure and growing sector of the economy.