Washburn Tech to Host Fall Open House

September 24, 2015

Topeka, Kan. – See us in action! That is the idea behind Washburn Tech’s Fall Open House from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 2, at 5724 SW Huntoon St. The come-and-go event is an opportunity for prospective students, friends and family to learn about training opportunities that can lead to career opportunities.

“Washburn Tech offers 30 career programs, and each program area will be represented in either their classroom or lab area,” said Nicole Bollig, associate director of admissions, Washburn Tech. “Visitors will experience student-led tours and demonstrations, which will give them a better idea about the hands-on, high-tech opportunities that Washburn Tech offers. Technical education is exploding across the nation, so it is an exciting time to gain the knowledge and skills that are desperately needed by business and industry.”

To emphasize the workforce need, especially in manufacturing, the Fall Open House includes special programming in support of Manufacturing Day from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Washburn Tech Conference Center. This nationwide event, typically celebrated on the first Friday in October, is designed to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Washburn Tech’s event will feature Tara Hubbard, Big Heart Pet Brands area human resources manager, who will describe their modern manufacturing environment and the opportunities that a career in manufacturing offers.

Both the Open House and Manufacturing Day celebration are free and open to the public. Visitors may arrive at any time during Open House hours and are not required to register for the event, although large groups are encouraged to RSVP to the Washburn Tech Admissions Office at 785.228.6315 or nicole.bollig@washburn.edu.