Jefferson College - Manufacturing Day
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Jefferson College to Host Manufacturing Day Oct. 13 –
Education, Jobs, and Economic Development Vital to Jefferson County
In an effort to provide job-related resources and highlight the importance of manufacturing careers as an economic development and educational opportunity in our region, Jefferson College will host Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 13, from 9 a.m.-noon in the Field House on the Hillsboro campus.
The purpose of Manufacturing Day, celebrated nationally each October, is to provide recognition of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective to empower them to address common challenges, including public perceptions of manufacturing careers and the industry’s value to the local, regional and national economy.
The event is part of an ongoing emphasis to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.
There is no cost to participate in Manufacturing Day. Online registration is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCMFGDay.
The day will feature demonstrations of robotics and 3D printing, career and employer information, an employer panel discussion, and tours of manufacturing companies in Jefferson County, in order to promote employment opportunities and products made in Jefferson County. Faculty and staff members from Jefferson College’s many Career and Technical Education programs will also showcase curriculum that prepares students for high-wage careers in advanced manufacturing.
Manufacturing Day Schedule – Jefferson College Field House (Hillsboro)
9 a.m. – open house with employers
10:15 a.m. – presentation/lunch/employer panel
Noon – depart for company tours
1:45 p.m. – return to Jefferson College
Among the variety of participating employers are Metal Container of Arnold, LMC Industries of Arnold, Koller Enterprises of Fenton, Ardagh Group of Pevely, Arnold Job Center, Danger Gone, DRS Marlo, Haake, Heizer, HJ Enterprises, JSI, Masterchem, MDM, Metal Container, Production Castings, Western Wire, TRUE, and Good Earth Tools of Festus.
As Jefferson County’s foremost provider of higher education, Jefferson College is leading the way to showcase the advancements and opportunities in modern manufacturing and promote interest in manufacturing careers.