Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., was the site of a community-wide career day on October 4, according to a recent report in the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union. A portion of that report appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
2,200 Area School Students Take Part In Career Awareness Events
Nearly 2,200 middle and high school students from Kosciusko County got a close-up look at careers in the advanced manufacturing industry recently during National Manufacturing Week events organized by OrthoWorx.
During the week of Sept. 30, eighth-grade students participated in the DiscoverME (Manufacturing Experiences) program. Students from Tippecanoe Valley, Warsaw, Wawasee and Whitko school corporations toured manufacturing plants, visited the Ivy Tech Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (OAMTC), toured their high school’s designated Career Technical Education center, and explored in-class topics focused on career opportunities within advanced manufacturing, as well as the training and education available to prepare for those careers.
On Oct. 4, National Manufacturing Day, high school sophomores from across the county converged on the Grace College campus to participate in RealME, to learn about the wide diversity of careers surrounding manufacturing and the opportunities for training in the area to prepare for those careers, according to a news release from OrthoWorx. Students participated in a hands-on exercise modeled after the manufacturing process, heard panel discussions about careers from industry employees, heard about high school career center educational opportunities, and learned about programming and dual credit opportunities at Ivy Tech.
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