Planting Seeds of Change on Manufacturing Day CLE

On October 4, 2019, Informa’s Infrastructure group will connect over 70 local high school students with top area manufacturers to help finally reverse America’s talent gap.

Coinciding with the Manufacturing Day activities occurring around the country, this event will show local-area students some of the exciting opportunities a manufacturing career can deliver. Students in grades 9-12 will participate in roundtable discussions with local mentors and young manufacturing professionals and take hands-on tours of local manufacturing facilities, including ABB, Foseco, Lincoln Electric and SKF.

The goal of the event is simple: to expose a critical new generation to an industry that is critical to America’s health and prosperity. This event will showcase the diverse range of career opportunities the manufacturing industry presents—from engineering and cybersecurity to welding and metalworking.

“We’ve been talking about the skills gap for 50 years; it’s time we did something about it,” says Travis Hessman, Editor-in-Chief of IndustryWeek. “We see this event as the seed of a real solution. By exposing these students to all the potential manufacturing offers, we will start a conversation that vastly expands their career horizons while helping ensure a prosperous future for the industry, the country, and this next generation.”

IndustryWeek developed this unique Manufacturing Day event in collaboration with Cleveland-based industrial distributor Applied Industrial Technologies.

For more information on Manufacturing Day CLE, click here.

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