Manufacturers Connect with Next Generation of Workers

 
This fall, over 120 Bremen High School seniors and 150 Plymouth High School students got the chance to learn more about potential careers and the day-to-day operations of businesses in their community. This collaboration between businesses and students was thanks to Marshall County schools’ participation in Manufacturing Day, a national program in which manufacturers open their doors to showcase their businesses and foster interest in manufacturing careers.

Students celebrated by participating in tours at the following facilities: NISCO, Digger Specialties, Southwire, Bremen Castings, and Precision Painting in Bremen; as well as Hoosier Tire, Homestead Dairy, Pioneer, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, and CTE Solutions in Plymouth. Developing an interest in manufacturing for young people is part of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation’s long-term strategy to create a workforce that meets the needs of businesses. Manufacturing Day helps introduce students to different fields of work and the variety of high-skill jobs available to them.

Marshall County is home to over 120 manufacturers, 9 U.S. headquarters, and 7 international companies. MCEDC hopes to continue efforts such as Manufacturing Day that expose students throughout the County to these businesses and the variety of careers they offer in order to develop our future workforce.