For the sixth consecutive year, Blackford County participated in national Manufacturing Day – known as MFG Day.
A total of 48 students will spent the day exploring the following manufacturers throughout the community: Petoskey Plastics, Tru-Form Steel & Wire, New Indy Containerboard, and Mayco International. Blackford County was one of more than 90 events in Indiana participating in MFG DAY, and there were over 2,600 events across the continent this year.
MFG 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 Colton Bickel at colton@BlackfordIndiana.com or 765-348-4944.