Warren County Manufacturing Day
Warren County hosted its second Manufacturing Day on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Black Hawk Middle School in Warrenton. The event is a celebration of modern manufacturing designed to inspire the next generation of employees and make them — as well as their parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators —aware of the incredible opportunities available in this area. Twenty-three manufacturers within the Warren County and St. Louis Metro area participated.
The event involved over 400 youth from the Warren County R-III and Wright City R-II School Districts, as well as Liberty Christian School. Eighth grade students from all schools participated. Students began the day by being able to visit the sites of volunteering employers which included Cascade Plastics, CertainTeed, Coca Cola, EPC, Homeyer Precision Manufacturing, Metso Minerals, Mittler Brothers, Schwoeppe Tool, Tiger Docks and Tight 360 Tool & Machine. Site visits gave students a unique perspective, enabling them to see what some of the plants are like and get an idea of the type of work done.
Manufacturers set up displays in the fieldhouse at Black Hawk Middle School showcasing their facilities and the products they make. Students had the opportunity to visit with the employers and ask questions. Employers were able to share the many types of occupations available in manufacturing facilities, including production, engineering, design, purchasing, accounting, human resources, and more.
Presenters from the Greater Warren County Economic Development Council and the local business community discussed the many opportunities available for those interested in a career in manufacturing. They also explained the importance and value of taking STEM classes during high school.
Warren County Manufacturing Day demonstrates the value of collaboration. The event is an opportunity for businesses and educators to provide career information to future workforce participants as they work together to address local hiring needs.
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