Manufacturing Day 2016 is right around the corner! On October 7, 2016, there will be over 1,900 events around the country to celebrate manufacturing and promote manufacturing careers to the youth of America! Effingham IL area manufacturers are hosting Manufacturing Day events on October 6th, and Versatech is happy to spend this day promoting awesome manufacturing careers!
The Manufacturing Day website, mfgday.com, calls Manufacturing Day a "celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers". We at Versatech like to think everyday is a celebration of modern manufacturing, as we are fortunate enough to support American manufacturing by designing and building projects to help production facilities save time and make money. We also believe strongly in helping high school and college students enter the manufacturing workforce by offering internships and part time work opportunities. We believe manufacturers need to help fill the pipeline to address the workforce skills gap that continues to grow in this country, and lead the charge in our area to do so!
On October 6th, Versatech will offer tours for approximately 320 students from 17 schools during the day. In addition, Versatech and two other area companies, Stevens Industries and Waupaca Foundry, will open their doors that evening from 4-6 pm for Open Houses so parents, teachers, school counselors and students can talk in depth with staff and management and see each facility's operations. Versatech has participated in Manufacturing Day since its inception and plans to continue to support this valuable initiative for as long as it continues.
Versatech produced a series of videos from Manufacturing Day 2015, grab some popcorn and click the link below to watch! Also, be sure to take part in the celebration on October 6 and 7, and, if you are in the Effingham IL area, join us on the 6th for our Open House!