Manufacturing day builds career interest for UCS students
Manufacturing day builds career interest for UCS students
Posted on 10/05/2018
Students working on manufacturing project

Utica Community Schools paired up with local business partners recently to help build career interest through Manufacturing Day.

Part of a national initiative, more than 400 UCS high school students learned about possible career paths to promote interest in skilled manufacturing jobs.

Students from each UCS high school received first-hand exposure to viable Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers in all areas related to manufacturing, including skilled trades, human resources, marketing/sales, and engineering.

Information about manufacturing shared with students included:

  • Manufacturing supports more than 18.5 million jobs in the United States.
  • Manufacturing comprises 12% of the United States GDP.
  • The average salary of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000
  • Manufacturing in the United States is the ninth largest economy in the world.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) students in UCS visited the following businesses: Avon Machining, L&L Products, North American Pipe/Royal Building Co., Flex-N-Gate Shelby LLC, Futuramic Tool & Engineering, Magna Power Train, Whitlam Group, Altair, BMT Aerospace, FCA US, Kuka North America, Triumph Gear Systems and COE Press Equipment.