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Release No. COC-10.01.14-MA-ManufacturingDay
October 1, 2014

News Media Invited to College of the Canyons ‘Manufacturing Day’

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. 2 when a panel of representatives from local manufacturing companies including B&B Manufacturing, Aerospace Dynamics International, Advanced Bionics and others will discuss the jobs available in today’s manufacturing businesses. Also expected to be discussed are subjects related to the required skills, potential career paths and associated salaries for such employees. A screening of segments of the documentary film ‘American Made Movie’ will follow the panel presentation.

The two-day event continues on Friday, Oct. 3, when a group of 120 William S. Hart Union High School District students will tour the college’s welding, computer networking and electronic systems labs. Participating students will conclude their Manufacturing Day experience with a screening of portions of the documentary film ‘American Made Movie.’

Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2; 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

Location: Thursday’s activities will take place in Mentry Hall, Room 343. Friday’s activities will be held in various classrooms inside Towsley Hall (located on the south end of the Valencia campus behind Bonelli Hall, and adjacent to the Student Support Center).

Contact: Kristin Houser, dean of career technical education, (661) 362-3408.

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