More than 400 students and teachers saw firsthand the workings of Marshall County businesses and industries during the 2019 Manufacturing Day on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
High school students and teachers representing Marshall County schools split up into groups to visit the participating industries. The groups were given tours of the facilities as well as information on careers and the skills necessary for those careers within those industries.
“The goal of Manufacturing Day is to show students and staff the careers available and to assist students with options for their postsecondary education. This year, the event was bigger than ever. This was the third year Snead State played a role in coordinating the events,” said Snead State Workforce Development Director Teresa Walker.
Approximately 418 students and teachers attended the 2019 Manufacturing Day, and 12 industries participated. In 2018, 268 attended and six industries participated. This year’s industries included Newman Technology, Mueller, Atrion Medical, Southern Metal Fabrication, Warren Distribution, Pinnacle, FS Group, Master Extrusion, Colormasters, Dixie Grinders, Metal Research, and Kappler.
Snead State was well represented with Student Services and Workforce Development staff and the Career Coach attending.
For more information about Manufacturing Day, visit the website at www.mfgday.com.