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CAPITAL AREA MANUFACTURING COUNCIL HOSTS NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY TOURS

Tuesday, September 29, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Sept. 29, 2015

Contact: Michelle Cordano, Executive Director, Capital Area Manufacturing Council

517-492-5588, mcordano@camw.net

CAPITAL AREA MANUFACTURING COUNCIL HOSTS NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY TOURS

High school counselors and teachers will visit local advanced manufacturers to drive students into manufacturing careers

LANSING, MI — The Capital Area Manufacturing Council (CAMC) will host several manufacturing tours for high school counselors and teachers in the Lansing region in an effort to encourage students to explore careers in the high-tech manufacturing industry. With the tour bus for the Ingham County event fully booked, the three regional tours will kick off in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 2.

“One of the main problems facing manufacturers today is finding skilled employees,” CAMC Executive Director Michelle Cordano said. “As a business alliance in Mid-Michigan, CAMC addresses this issue head-on in a variety of ways.” With the tours, CAMC is hoping to cultivate a connection between local manufacturers and educators to resolve the ongoing problem.

The events will educate counselors and teachers on 21st century manufacturing, in order to help them better guide and advise students toward a career in the industry. Discussion topics will focus on apprenticeships, alternative pathways to a college degree, local resources for high school students and careers in manufacturing.

Twenty-six students currently attending the Capital Area Career Center for Precision Machining, Engineering or Welding are expected to attend.

“Last year, we did a similar tour in Ingham County and it was a huge success,” Cordano said. “The feedback indicated that the counselors and teachers had no idea of the job opportunities that the manufacturing industry offers right in their own backyard. So, this year we decided to expand the tours and include all three counties. In addition, we could not have pulled this off without the support and leadership of Ingham Intermediate School District, Eaton Regional Education Service Agency and Clinton Regional Educational Service Agency.”

All attendees will take a bus tour and visit a variety of regional manufacturers, with the Ingham County tour on Oct. 2 visiting Demmer Corporation, Peckham and IMPCO. The Clinton County tour on Oct. 20 will visit Franchino Mold and Engineering, Eckhart & Associates and MAHLE, while the last tour in the series on Oct. 21, exploring Eaton County, will visit Dowding Industries and Alro Steel.

For more information, or to become a CAMC member, please visit: http://www.camconline.org/.

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