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Businesses engineer career interest for UCS students on manufacturing day
Businesses engineer career interest for UCS students on manufacturing day
Posted on 10/04/2019
Students working at Mayco

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

Part of a national initiative, nearly 350 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:

  • In 2016, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $82,023 annually, including pay and benefits.
  • Manufacturers have one of the highest percentages of workers who are eligible for health benefits provided by their employer.
  • Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to the skills gap.
  • Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the ninth-largest economy in the world.
  • Manufacturers in the United States perform more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development (R&D) in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) students in UCS visited the following businesses: Mayco International, Kuka Robotics, Synergy Prototype Stamping, The Paslin Company, MFC Netforms, Telsonic, PCS Company and Tarus Product, Inc.