An entire month of celebrating manufacturing in New Hampshire!
For the last 5 years, New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership with help from the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the Business and Industry Association, the New Hampshire High Tech Council, the Community College System of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Education and many other partners have organized Manufacturing Month.
What is it all about?
Throughout the month of October, high school and middle school students will be going on field trips to visit local manufacturers. During those trips, manufacturers will have the opportunity to show students how cool manufacturing is and inform them of all the in-demand careers their field has to offer. Students will have the chance to interact with employees and get an up-close look at the ins and outs of manufacturing in New Hampshire. For manufacturers, it opens up a new supply of talent to help them build the future skilled manufacturing workforce.
NH CTE’s and community colleges will also schedule open houses in the month of October for students and members of the community. The schools will have the opportunity to show off their advanced manufacturing programs, facilities, and machines. Potential students will learn about all of the educational options in advanced manufacturing and will leave convinced that staying local and building a future here in New Hampshire is the best career move for them.
What did the students say?
Students had this to say about their visits to manufacturers:
- Very interesting to see how the facilities worked and how the machines all worked together to make the product.
- The field trip was highly informative and interesting. It gave me a broad variety of different things
manufactured right in our local area.
- The field trip was really great! I learned a lot and can honestly say it’s one of the best field trips that I’ve been on with the school.
- It was eye-opening in the sense that I could be doing something like this in the future.
To participate: Contact, Jill Duddy at (603) 226-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org