NEWS RELEASE: South Bend, Ind. – On Friday, October 4, the sixth annual South Bend Region Manufacturing Day will provide nearly 800 area students with the opportunity to visit local manufacturers, explore education and career opportunities in our community, and see how their classroom learning today is building a foundation for their future success.
The South Bend Region Manufacturing Day presenting partners are Centier Bank, Tenneco, and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) Michiana Chapter. Additional sponsors include: 1 st Source Bank, AEP, FDC, Honeywell, Ivy Tech Community College, Nuway Construction, Conexus, Elkhart Plastics, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue Polytechnic South Bend, and Tuesley Hall Konopa, LLP.
“The Chamber is excited by the growing collaboration between business and education in our region and proud to serve as a connector and leader of initiatives like Manufacturing Day,” says South Bend Regional Chamber President & CEO Jeff Rea. “Engaging students and showing them the wonderful opportunities in our community to continue their education, begin a career, and make an impact helps drive growth of existing business and attraction of new ventures.
…In the South Bend Region, students and educators from nine high schools and SBCSC Adult Education will learn about real career opportunities, training, and resources. The day will also support educators as they work to introduce their students to career possibilities…MFG Day 2019 planning is led locally by the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with NTMA Michiana Chapter, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue Polytechnic South Bend, South Bend Community School Corporation, Career Academy, Mishawaka High School, Penn High School, New Prairie High School, Saint Joseph High School and SBCSC Adult Education.
The following manufacturers and educators are also assisting with planning and will host tours or be on site at Ivy Tech to share their story with students:
Allied Specialty Precision
AM General LLC
B&B Molders, LLC
Bertrand Products, Inc.
C & S Machine
Corteva Agriscience Pioneer
Curtis Products, Inc.
Elkhart Plastics, Inc.
General Stamping & Metalworks
Hoosier Racing Tire
Imagineering Finishing Technologies
The Lebermuth Company, Inc.
Mack Tool & Engineering
North American Signs
South Bend Purity Cylinder Gases
St. Joseph Energy Center
Schafer Industries, Inc.
Sew Loved, Inc.
South Bend JATC 153 Electrical Training Alliance
South Bend Modern Molding
Speedgrip Chuck Company
MFG Day is a national effort, supported by a variety of organizations, to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy. It is a way to encourage local manufacturers to connect with students, parents, and educators to explore how they can be involved in the growing number of manufacturing-related careers across the country. More information is available at mfgday.com. – SOUTH BEND REGIONAL CHAMBER