The Early College High School Advanced Manufacturing Program, in conjunction with SUNY Adirondack, hosted a special event on Friday, October 3, 2014 to coincide with National Manufacturing Day.
National Manufacturing Day addressed common myths about manufacturing by inviting the public to see firsthand what manufacturing is, and what it isn’t. Approximately 85 high school freshmen from Saratoga Springs City School District, Queensbury Union Free School District, and Hudson Falls Central School District, gathered in SUNY Adirondack’s Dearlove Hall Auditorium to learn what modern, advanced manufacturing is about, what careers are available in the region, and which skills will help them land lucrative positions in the future.
The students were organized into four groups that rotated between the following activities:
By hosting an event such as this, educators and manufacturers are addressing the shortage of skilled labor and connecting with future employees, while modernizing the public image of manufacturing.
For more information about National Manufacturing Day, go to www.mfgday.com.
For more information about the WSWHE BOCES Early College High School programs, go to www.wswheboces.org/ECHS.