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Manufacturing Day!

posted Oct 16, 2017, 8:39 AM by School Publications   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 1:06 PM by Mike Shackelford ]
Students in school were excited about manufacturing day which took place on October 5th, and here's why.  A School Publications member interviewed Gail Hardiek about Manufacturing Day.  Here is what she told the student:  Students could choose up to three areas of interest.  Students had the opportunity to meet new people, learn about careers, and get information on possible internships.  The Effingham Chamber of Commerce, local area manufacturers, and local area sponsoring schools organized the trip.  High School students had the chance to tour the surrounding manufacturing facilities in Effingham, learn about career and job opportunities, and the skills needed for those positions.  Students were given a free lunch, and had the awesome opportunity to listen to a guest speaker.  

Sample career opportunities include entry level positions, and positions like Architects, Engineers, CAD Operators, Welders, Machinists, Computer Programmers, Accountants, Office Managers and much more.  Possible areas of interest to visit are Stevens Industries, Versatech, John Boos, Quad Graphics, Sherwin Williams, and Three Z Printing.  Students were asked to complete a survey.  Based on those results, students were assigned to attend those presentations.

By Bradley Schwarm