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HCCSC participates in Manufacturing Day

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019

Students in the Huntington County Community School Corporation had the chance to learn more about local employers and jobs within the community, as part of a day of events focused on National Manufacturing Day. Industry experts were invited into classrooms to talk about the many careers available locally in manufacturing.

Representatives from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Continental Structural Plastics, Huntington Sheet Metal, Intri-Cut Tool Company, Memcor Inc, Micropulse Incorporated and Shuttleworth spoke to eight grade classrooms at both Crestview and Riverview Middle School.

“We were grateful for the opportunity to learn more about local manufacturing facilities,” said Crestview teacher Lindsay Sloan. “Our students got to see first-hand how products made in our community impact so many other products. It is amazing to see raw materials fashioned in a way that creates so much value.”

According to The Manufacturing Institute, Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing, meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October. In addition to classroom speakers, students from Huntington North High School’s Precision Machining and Welding programs traveled to Ivy Tech Community College Northeast to participate in National Manufacturing Day activities held there. Students toured the campus and laboratory spaces, and met faculty members and took part in a career fair.

“I thought it was really cool,” said Huntington North Precision Machining Student Noah Denney, of Ivy Tech’s event. “I didn’t know that there were so many machining jobs available.”

National Manufacturing Day events were coordinated for HCCSC by the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department. Huntington North High School offers 12 half day programs in Automotive, Certified Nurse Aide, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Education Professions, Emergency Medical Technician, Human and Social Services, Internship, Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education, Precision Machining and Welding. Additionally, classes in Agriculture, Biomedical Science, Business, Child Development, Computer Networking, Construction, Engineering, Interpersonal Development and Nutrition and Wellness are also available for students to pursue their career interests. For more information, contact CTE Director Tiffanney Drummond at (260) 356-6104 extension 1096.

Shown in the photo is Matt Reich, left, and Jace Zahm, right, both from Shuttleworth as they share information with students about their conveyor systems.