As a follow-up to the great work of Macomb County and the Macomb Intermediate School District with promoting Manufacturing Day in early October, Macomb Community College is hosting an event ‘Explore Careers in Manufacturing & Technology’ on the evening of October 20th 2016 at the South Campus Sports & Expo Center to continue to raise awareness and interest about manufacturing and technology careers including apprenticeships.
We will be inviting the thousands of students who toured companies on Manufacturing Day along with their parents to an evening event where they can learn more in-depth information about the types of careers and companies that could be in their future. The event is open to the public and pre-registration is encouraged for this free event. There will also be free food and a door prize/raffle of a 3D printer!
The evening is designed so thatparticipants can learn and explore career possibilities by 1) hearing a panel of industry representatives including recent graduates employed by local companies and 2) speaking to many manufacturing and technology related companies and related post-secondary educational providers by walking around a ‘trade show’ type exhibit area and visiting the tables/booths.
The purpose of the evening event is to raise interest and awareness of the great careers and companies in the manufacturing & technology industry. This is not a ‘job fair’ event (for immediate hiring) but rather career exploration for high school students (though all are welcome). The hours for the event are 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm with the formal program/panel presentation at 6:30 pm.
Also, please know that this event coincides with a ‘Auto STEAM’ event (Automotive, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Manufacturing, Math) in the same location but held during daytime hours on both Oct 19 and 20. The daytime Auto STEAM event hosts thousands of middle and high school students who visit highly interactive displays. These students will also be invited to the evening event on October 20th as well as some of the Auto STEAM interactive displays will be available in the evening for participants.
A promotional flyer is attached for the Oct 20th evening event ‘Explore Careers in Manufacturing & Technology’, as well as an application form to participate with a company presence for the networking portion. Please consider having your company representative at the event with a table. Contact 586-498-4002 (Val) or 586-445-7117 (Susan) for any questions.