Industry for a Day a Success!

May 1st, 2018

On April 26, we were proud to sponsor and help coordinate "Industry for a Day" - an immersion experience for area teachers, school counselors and education leaders that provides hands-on exposure to manufacturing and construction careers at local industrial sites.

"I learned so many concrete things that I can do as a teacher to connect students with these careers!" ~Teacher Participant

Over 200 educators and industry leaders participated in the event and tours were held at 38 regional businesses. School districts from throughout the region sent their teachers and counselors and substitute costs were covered at 100% for each staff who attended.

Career opportunities in manufacturing and construction are abundant throughout the region and provide high-skilled, family-wage jobs. Helping educators gain an understanding of the jobs available in these rewarding industries - and sharing that knowledge with students - will help grow the pipeline of local talent.

Thank you to all of the supporting businesses!

  • Daimler
  • GrovTec US, Inc
  • Integrated Metals
  • KCR Manufacturing
  • McKenna Metal, LLC
  • MicroChip Technologies
  • Nu-Tech Machining
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Owens Corning
  • Pella Vinyl
  • Precision Cast Parts
  • Premier Press
  • Boeing
  • Vigor
  • Charter Mechanical
  • Fortis
  • Hoffman Construction
  • Imperial Brown
  • Skanska
  • Portland General Electric
  • Turner Construction Co.
  • And ALL the trades were represented too!
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