In the inaugural event, our Manufacturing Day activities pulled together 80 Cleveland students for a day of plant
tours, tech toys, and meaningful discussions about careers in manufacturing.
On October 4, 2019, rather than just preaching about the need for better outreach to the new generation, New Equipment Digest teamed up with our sister brand IndustryWeek to get off our desks and do some Manufacturing
Day outreach ourselves. In partnership with Applied Industrial
Technologies—and with the support of ABB, SKF, Lincoln Electric,
Foseco, Siemens, Team NEO/Delta Dental, Air Technical Industries,
MAGNET and MTD—the event tapped industrial-minded students
from four Cleveland high schools to explore the manufacturing world
and hear first-hand the opportunities a manufacturing career can
present. The result, depicted in the action shots taken on the day
of the event, is a firm career path for this generation of workers
and a template that may finally start to close the skills gap.
Students from John Marshall High School in Cleveland visited Foseco, a manufacturer of foundry
consumables and solutions, on Manufacturing Day 2019. In this photo, students are learning
about how Foseco's products are used, prior to heading into the lab and out to the plant floor.
Beaumont High School students gathered for a photo before a day of plant tours and a panel
discussion on Finding Your Path in Manufacturing.
Benedictine students tour ABB Highland Heights, Ohio, facility. In this mock-up of a plant
control room, the students see how the IIo T—along with automation and user interface design—can help stop or prevent problems in large facilities like factories or power plants before
they get out of hand.