LCC to Host Manufacturing Day
October 13, 2017
Parsons, KS- Labette Community College will be the host site for a Manufacturing Day, a annual nation-wide event to showcase the potential or modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers.
Modern manufacturing environments are commonly thought of a dark, dangerous factories designed for low-skilled workers. Manufacturing Day addresses this misperception by giving manufacturers an opportunity to show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is to the public. Highlights about the field of manufacturing include:
- Manufacturing is technologically advanced, with ample use of automation, 3-D printing, robots, and screen technology.
- Manufacturers have the highest job tenure in the private sector.
- Nearly 90 percent of manufacturing workers have medical benefits.
The manufacturing day event is meant for anyone curious about modern manufacturing in the Southeast Kansas area.
LCC Director of Workforce Education, Linseh Johnson said, “This event is a tremendous opportunity for LCC students and the public to visit with over 30 manufacturers from Southeast Kansas. Those attending will have first-hand opportunity to speak with businesses about the product demonstration and employment opportunities.”
Manufacturing Day will take place on Thursday, October 26, from 9am-12pm. The event will be held at the Parsons Recreation Center at 200 Heacock Ave, Parsons. Tours of Labette Community College campus will also be given during the event.