Hardin County Early College & Career Center will host Manufacturing, Business and Industry Day on Oct. 1.
Helping to strengthen relationships with the school’s manufacturing, business and industry partners, the event is an opportunity for members of the business community to learn more about the EC3’s career pathways as well as an opportunity for students to learn more about area businesses and career opportunities.
The all-day event begins at 9 a.m. with student presentations about career pathways - Automotive, Culinary, Education, Energy Management, Engineering, Health Sciences, Information Technology and Welding.
Businesses will set up booths and share information with students during morning and afternoon networking sessions. The agenda also includes a tour of the school, which opened last year and is located near Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
Businesses interested in participating should contact EC3 guidance counselor Kristi Wright at 270-769-7930 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.
The event coincides with Manufacturing Month in Kentucky. Oct. 2 is national Manufacturing Day, an effort sponsored by national and international manufacturing organizations to, in part, showcase the interesting, high-paying career paths available in modern manufacturing.
Manufacturing is a vital driver of economic health and quality of life in the Lincoln Trail region and across the Commonwealth. Throughout Kentucky, the manufacturing sector employed 232,000 people last year, accounting for more than 12 percent of the workforce. It’s an industry sector with plentiful career opportunities. Fields include engineering, chemistry, physics, robotics and computer technology, just to name a few.
It’s important that community partners work together to ensure students are aware of and prepared for these career opportunities. That’s why Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail is proud to join employers and other businesses at Manufacturing, Business and Industry Day to help EC3 students explore their future career paths.