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Press Releases, News & Updates from Explore and all of our education efforts.

Sherrard Middle School and Tecnocap LLC team up for the West Virginia What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Student Video Contest

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Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release the Sherrard Middle School’s video submission in the Northern Region What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Student Video Contest.  The Sherrard video showcases the metal caps produced by Tecnocap LLC., located in Glen Dale, West Virginia.

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and the Viewer's Choice.  Visit https://www.exploremfgwv.com/students/student-video-contest.html to view the Sherrard video.

The Linsly School and Silgan Plastics team up for the West Virginia What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Student Video Contest

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Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release the Linsly School’s video submission in the Northern Region What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Student Video Contest.  The Linsly video showcases the plastic bottles and shakers produced by Silgan Plastics, located in Triadelphia, West Virginia.

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and the Viewer's Choice.  Visit https://www.exploremfgwv.com/students/student-video-contest.html to view the Linsly video.

Moundsville Middle School and the Ziegenfelder Company team up for the West Virginia What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Student Video Contest

Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release the Moundsville Middle School’s video submission in the Northern Region What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Student Video Contest.  The Moundsville video showcases the popsicles produced by the Ziegenfelder Company, located in Wheeling, West Virginia.

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and the Viewer's Choice.  Visit https://www.exploremfgwv.com/students/student-video-contest.html to view the Moundsville video.

Brooke Middle School and The Fiesta Tableware Company team up for the West Virginia What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Student Video Contest

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WHEELING, March 30, 2022 – Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release the Brooke Middle School’s video submission in the Northern Region What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Student Video Contest.  The video showcases the dinnerware produced by the Fiesta Tableware Company, located in Newell, West Virginia.

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and the Viewer's Choice.  Visit https://www.exploremfgwv.com/students/student-video-contest.html to view the Brooke Middle School video.

Carver CTE Students Complete Manufacturing Innovation Challenge with NGK Spark Plugs USA, Inc.

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Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to announce the completion of a Manufacturing Innovation Challenge involving Integrated Production Technology students from the Carver Career & Technical Education Center and NGK Spark Plugs USA, Inc. The challenge required the students to develop a solution to help increase productivity and improve performance efficiency in a production process for an air sensor manufactured at the Sissonville, WV facility.  The challenge is hosted by Explore the New Manufacturing, an educational outreach program designed to provide West Virginia middle and high school students with topics focusing on manufacturing career pathways.

Fayette Institute of Technology Students Complete Manufacturing Innovation Challenge with Conn-Weld Industries, LLC.

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Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to announce the completion of a Manufacturing Innovation Challenge involving Pre-engineering students from the Fayette Institute of Technology (FIT) and Conn-Weld Industries, LLC. The challenge required to create a 3D Model printed model of an 8’ x 20’ Triple Deck Circular Motion Incline components and assemble.  The challenge is hosted by Explore the New Manufacturing, an educational outreach program designed to provide West Virginia middle and high school students with topics focusing on manufacturing career pathways.

Pre-engineering students at FIT undertake a manufacturing project for a major firm

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – High School seniors in the pre-engineering class at the Fayette Institute of Technology are scaling, modeling, and presenting a project to a major manufacturing firm.

Every year the class comes together with Conn-Weld Industries out of Princeton to find a solution to a problem the company gives them to work with. This year the students undertook a manufacturing innovation challenge which they presented to Conn-Weld on Thursday.

“It gives them a real-world type of experience in an engineering atmosphere to work with industry professionals,” Engineering Technology instructor at FIT Scott McDaniel says.

RTC students take on innovation challenge

Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to announce the launch of a Manufacturing Innovation Challenge involving Industrial Maintenance students from the Randolph Technical Center and the Kingsford Charcoal Products plant.

The six-week challenge asks students to develop a practical solution to a manufacturing issue experienced by their manufacturing partner. This is the first time Randolph TC and Kingsford have participated in the challenge.

Borror and Inman Join the West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund Inc. Board of Directors

WVMA Member 1080x1080 Matt Borror 2The West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund Inc. (WVMAEF) announced today the appointment of Matt Borror and Nicholette Inman to its board of directors. “Borror and Inman each bring a knowledge about manufacturing and the challenges the industry faces in maintaining a skilled workforce,” said Bob Fehrenbacher, WVMAEF Board Chair. The WVMAEF board of directors oversees an educational outreach program, Explore the New Manufacturing, designed to provide West Virginia middle and high school students with topics focusing on manufacturing career pathways.

WVMA Member 1080x1080 Nicholette Inman 2"Knowing the direct connection between education and manufacturing in West Virginia, I wanted to be involved with Explore the New Manufacturing so as to promote awareness of the great manufacturing companies and job opportunities in West Virginia," stated Matt Borror who is employed by the West Virginia Department of Economic Development as a Regional Manager Business Retention and Expansion and oversees Region 1, which comprises the North Central region.

“I feel very privileged to join the WVMAEF Board of Directors at such an exciting time for the manufacturing industry in West Virginia. I’ve enjoyed working with the Explore the New Manufacturing Program over the past couple of years by providing awareness of various manufacturing career paths and opportunities in a fun and innovative way. By joining the Board of Directors, I hope to help our inner city middle and high schoolers explore a future career in the manufacturing industry,” Nicholette Inman is the Sr. Learning & Development Specialist, NGK Sparkplugs (USA), Inc.

Explore Academy Gets Middle School Students Excited About Manufacturing Careers

Charleston, WV, December 17, 2021 – Explore the New Manufacturing Academy hosted a group of middle school students and area manufacturers to investigate some of the diverse and fantastic career opportunities that help West Virginia manufacturers deliver their products to the world.

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