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NKY companies to host Manufacturing Preview Days in October

MFG Days inspire local high school students to explore manufacturing careers.


October kicks off a series of events designed to get students interested in lucrative, rewarding manufacturing careers.
 
According to the regional event’s website, Manufacturing Day is “a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.”
 
While Manufacturing Day officially occurs the first Friday in October — with this year’s kickoff events taking place Oct. 7 — companies and community organizations can choose any day of the year to plan events that will help draw attention and interest to this important industry.
 
This year, three local companies will host events:

October 7; 9 a.m. Skilcraft LLC, 5184 Limaburg Rd. Burlington, KY 41005
Register here to join a tour of Skilcraft’s sheet metal contract manufacturing service. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch, meet the staff and see how the machines work. Bring a resume, safety goggles and wear closed-toed shoes. Friends and family are welcome.
 
October 7; 8 a.m. Baluff, Inc. 7055 Industrial Rd. Florence, KY 41042
Learn about modern manufacturing and automation and tour Baluff’s Florence plant to experience high-tech manufacturing, take part in interactive automation labs and learn about available careers. Groups larger than 40 should email Chris Duncan for scheduling.
 
October 26; 1:30 p.m. Mazak Corp. 8025 Production Dr. Florence, KY 41042
Mazak presents Making It Real, a series of summits designed to expose female middle and high school students to modern manufacturing. This program provides students and educators an opportunity to learn direction from female business leaders about today’s manufacturing workplace and discover the skills needed to land a successful career. Attendees will enjoy campus tours, hands-on demonstrations, student workshops and a unique “Women in Manufacturing” panel discussion. This program is sponsored by Dream It Do It OKI, I Made It NKY, Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative and Talent Pipeline Initiative. For more information, email Stephen Tucker or Debby Combs.
 
For more information on Manufacturing Day, visit www.mfgday.com.

 
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