Manufacturing Day at Washburn Tech

October 2, 2014

Topeka, Kan. – Manufacturing Day will be celebrated by Washburn Tech from 7 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22, with representatives from area manufacturing companies, high school counselors, school leaders and other dignitaries and elected officials. The purpose of Manufacturing Day is to share the excellent career opportunities, earnings and advancement potential and high level technical skills required in modern advanced manufacturing. The event will be at Washburn Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon, Topeka, Kan.

Manufacturing Day is part of a nationwide effort to inform students and their families of the excellent jobs awaiting in manufacturing. More than 3,000 manufacturers in Kansas employ nearly 165,000 workers and many have open jobs awaiting more qualified employees. Average wages in Kansas are more than $53,000 per year and offer excellent benefits including tuition reimbursement and advanced training.

Manufacturing employers today require high level skills in math, instrument calibration and computer numeric controls to name a few. Students with technical skills can often begin entry-level employment after short-term postsecondary training and may continue their college training to acquire advanced communication, teamwork, problem solving and the additional skills needed for promotion.

Manufacturing Day is sponsored by Washburn Tech, the Kansas Board of Regents, Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC) and the National Association of Manufacturers. For more information, please contact Tim Clothier, tim.clothier@washburn.edu or (785) 670.2240.

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