Manufacturing Day 2016 – Growing Our Talent Pipeline

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mfd_logo_nodate_2015_r_color-01For the fourth consecutive year, Blackford County participated in national Manufacturing Day – known as MFG Day.

This year we partnered with our neighbor to the east, Jay County, on this event. 155 students will the day exploring the following manufacturers in both communities:  Mayco International, New-Indy Containerboard, Petoskey Plastics, FCC, Pennville Custom Cabinets, POET, and TLS By Design. We were part of more than 90 events in Indiana participating in MFG DAY, and there were over 2,600 events across the continent this year.

img_9192MFG DAY is an opportunity for our employers to directly engage with the next generation of workers, and we hope that some of the students will be inspired to have further discussions about pursuing careers in local manufacturing. MFG Day creates a wave of interest in manufacturing careers among the students and we work to plug them into these opportunities through further exploration, internships, etc.

In Blackford County, we view our high school students as a critical component of the future labor force needed to serve our existing and prospective local manufacturers. To partner with us or learn more, please contact Jacob Everett at jacob@BlackfordIndiana.com or 765-348-4944.

 

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