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Annual Report 2018

“Explore the New Manufacturing” program gets kids interested in the growing industry

Experts say the manufacturing industry is growing: Companies are looking to fill tons of positions they have available. Now, a statewide organization is trying to get the youth interested.

West Virginia Manufacturers Association Education Fund hosted a manufacturing workshop for kids on the campus of West Virginia Northern at their Weirton location Friday. 

It’s all part of their program “Explore the New Manufacturing.”

W.Va. partnership aims to boost interest in manufacturing careers

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Manufacturers Association Education Fund is expanding a program to boost youth interest in manufacturing career opportunities.

The second of eight Explore the New Manufacturing regional-education academies will be Friday from 9:40 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College's technology center at 5550 Winchester Ave. (U.S. 11) south of Martinsburg.

West Virginia group looks to get kids interested in those STEM-based pathways

As the manufacturing field grows, so does the need for people to fill jobs.

A West Virginia group is looking to get kids interested early on.

“We're wanting to expose the kids early now to let them see the importance of exploring those STEM-based pathways,” said Monica Cross, program director, West Virginia Manufacturers Association Education Fund.

Armstrong to Participate in Manufacturing Day Events

Lancaster, PA, October 3, 2018-Armstrong Flooring will participate in this year’s Manufacturing Day by hosting students and business leaders for plant tours and activities in several locations across the U.S.

Sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers, Manufacturing Day is officially recognized on October 5.

Program Sponsors

Majoring financial underwriting is provided by

Benedum
WVMA
GKVF
EQT
Toyota

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