Nearly 1,800 sophomores from the seven St. Clair County school districts visited local manufacturers during the annual Manufacturing Day event through October 15th. The national event is in its fifth year in the area, sponsored by St. Clair County RESA in cooperation with county high schools. Students are being bused to a designated manufacturer, learning a bit about the company and seeing the processes that occur at the specific business. Students also have a chance to talk to employees about careers.
Manufacturing Day is part of a RESA initiative, “Design 4 the Future,” which has a goal of ensuring that every graduating senior has a plan for life after high school. The event is put on in cooperation with the Eastern Michigan Manufacturers Association and the county Economic Development Alliance. Participating businesses that are opening their doors to students include Grupo Antolin, PTM Corporation, ZF Marysville, Blue Water Controls and SMR Manufacturing among many others.
Reporting for WGRT, Mike Smith.