National Manufacturing Day is here
5 Oct 2018
Students throughout the Fort Dodge region will get an inside look at the manufacturing world today as part of National Manufacturing Day.
According to the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, National Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Four main purposes exist for National Manufacturing Day, according to the Growth Alliance.
∫ to inspire the next generation by showing them how they can make a difference in manufacturing;
∫ provide guidance on how to take the first steps toward starting a career in modern manufacturing;
∫ make it clear that manufacturers need the next generation;
∫ show students, parents, and educators the opportunity, creativity, possibility and accomplishment that comes with a career in manufacturing.
With that in mind, Iowa Central Community College has invited numerous area schools to tour local manufacturing companies today.
The tours are being held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
As of Thursday night, Megan Kruse, work-based learning coordinator for Iowa Central, said the schools that had confirmed they were attending include South Hamilton High School, Fort Dodge Senior High, Webster City High School, Manson Northwest Webster High School, and Sioux Central High School.
Seneca Foundry, in Webster City; United States Gypsum Co., in Fort Dodge; Fisher Hydraulics, in Laurens; and Bobalee Hydraulics, in Laurens; will be providing the tours.
Then, on Oct. 9, students from Fort Dodge Middle School, Fort Dodge Senior High, St. Edmond Catholic School and Southeast Valley High School, will tour C&S Products Co. in Fort Dodge.