To inspire students to consider manufacturing careers, Sacramento area businesses are hosting virtual tours and giving presentations to classes in celebration of National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2. This event is being sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Manufacturers Initiative (SVMI).
The goal is to connect employers with the rising generation of students and expose them to career options related to manufacturing, explained Steve Dicus, Advanced Manufacturing North Region, California Community Colleges. “Each presentation will be a standalone event,” said Dicus. “The 45-minute sessions will show where the presenters work and some of the typical tools they use, as well as include a discussion of typical tasks and daily activities. In addition, the presenters will address the pay range for their particular careers, the training and certification needed, and future outlook for these careers.”
The presenters include:
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Technical Tester
- Process Engineer
- Quality Assurance & Inspection
- CNC machine operator
Additionally, the presenters are being asked to share:
What made you interested in this career?
What was your path to getting to this position?
What was the most helpful class in school and why?
What is the best advice for someone getting into this career?
Instructors should contact Steve Dicus if they’d like to participate in these live presentations on October 2. There will be morning and afternoon sessions.
The National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute are the sponsors of National Manufacturing Day across the United States.