Subject: College of the Canyons will host a series of campus events in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day, as part of an ongoing effort to educate prospective workers on the lucrative career opportunities available to them in the growing American manufacturing industry.
Event: This two-day event has been designed to provide area students and job seekers a unique insight into the wide variety of career paths available in the manufacturing industry. The college’s Manufacturing Day activities will also introduce participants to the hundreds of skilled job opportunities that many may not know are available.
Manufacturing Day will begin the evening of Thursday, Oct. 1 when a panel of leaders from regional manufacturing companies in industries ranging from aerospace, biomedical devices and automobile production, will share their view of today’s manufacturing world and discuss the skills students need to succeed in those occupational fields during a presentation aimed at high school and college aged students. More than 500 students and parents are registered to attend.
The two-day event continues on Friday, Oct. 2, when a group of 180 William S. Hart Union high school students will be invited back to campus to hear a presentation from Jeremy Bout, nationally recognized manufacturing speaker and producer/host of the television program Edge Factor, about careers in manufacturing. The students will then tour the facilities of eight local manufacturing companies to experience careers in manufacturing up close and personal.
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1; 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct.2.
Location: Thursday’s activities will take place at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. Friday’s on-campus activities will be held in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.
Contact: Joe Klocko, Dean of Economic Development, (661) 362-3144.
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