Area middle school students will learn about creative, high-tech careers in manufacturing as part of a Manufacturing Day celebration on Friday, October 21, at Roane State Community College’s training facility in Clinton.
The college is teaming up with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and CNS Y-12 to host the event, titled the Dream It/Do It Manufacturing Showcase: Think, Create, Build. The event begins at 9:30 a.m., and it will include tours and equipment demonstrations. The public is invited.
Roane State’s Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Facility is located at 214 Nave Street.
The event will also kick off the Anderson County Chamber’s Dream It/Do It campaign, an effort to change the perception of manufacturing and inspire next-generation workers to pursue manufacturing careers.
Manufacturing is an integral part of Tennessee’s economy, a press release said. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the industry accounts for nearly 15 percent of the state’s total output and employs 11.4 percent of its workforce.
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. Events are being held across Tennessee. To learn more, visit www.mfgday.com.
For more information about the October 21 event at Roane State’s Clinton facility, contact Kim Harris at (865) 882-4695 or [email protected].
CNS is Consolidated Nuclear Security, the contractor that manages and operates the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge and Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Owen Driskill.
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