MARIETTA – The Ohio Appalachian Makers Coalition hosted events for high school students in Washington, Noble, Monroe, Morgan, Meigs, Athens and Perry counties during Manufacturing Week in October.
Twenty high schools and eight industrialists are participating.
Manufacturing Week promotes modern careers in manufacturing by encouraging businesses and schools to open their doors for tours and targeted programs and events to empower communities and future generations.
“From automotive and food manufacturing to aerospace and biomedical, the depth and breadth of manufacturing industries are immense.” said coalition chairman Linn Yost. “Parents and teachers are major influencers for students. Manufacturing Week aims to help educate these educators and influencers about the vast regional opportunities. “
The coalition is also conducting a survey of all high school students in the region to find out their interest and understanding of careers in manufacturing.
Some of the October Manufacturing Week events:
* Lycée Marietta, October 7: presentation of Micro Machine Works to students.
* Noble local schools, October 6: Pioneer Pipe tour.
* Swiss Hills Career Center, October 7: Pioneer Pipe tour.
* Morgan local schools, Oct. 13: Miba Sinter USA factory tours and showcase event.
* Athens City, Trimble, Nelsonville-York, Federal Hocking, Alexander, Tri-County Career Center, Miller High School, Meigs High School, Eastern and Southern, October 7: Milos Food, StewMac, Miba Bearings Zoom presentation with panelists and shared videos.
* New Lexington, October 4-7: Perry County, Do video presentations in Ohio for all high school students.
The Coalition is a group of manufacturers, teachers, social services and community leaders focused on aligning the learning system with the needs of the business world to support economic growth and a high quality of life in the region. of southeastern Ohio.