Local Companies Host Manufacturing Day For Students
Sixty-Three local high school students got a glimpse at their potential future careers Friday, and two local manufacturers got a glimpse of their potential future work force.
The students, from Gratiot-Isabella’s Technical Education Center, took part in Manufacturing Day, touring two local companies and learning all about the ins and outs of local manufacturing. The students, who study in GI-TEC’s Machine Trades and Mechatronics classes, came away with a new appreciation of the potential careers available in the field.
Local Manufacturing Day sites were Aircraft Precision Products and Anchor Danly; both are located in the Ithaca Industrial Park.
“Outreach to education, particularly technical education, is always in the best interest of employers,” he said. “These students represent the workforce of the next generation, and it is to our advantage to show them what to expect in the workplace.”
Bush said GIRESD is appreciative for the support the program receives in the community.
“Aircraft Precision Products has been a tremendous supporter of CTE education and developing interest in the skill trades,” Bush said. “Anchor Danly has also been very open to hosting our student groups. Both companies participate in our annual Open House and Career Expo, and we are fortunate to have such supportive businesses in our community.”