Manufacturing is a huge industry with a variety of career choices that are exciting and challenging. To encourage students to think about the possibilities in the industry, Explore the New Manufacturing wants to introduce the future workforce to real world work environments and real people doing real jobs. Facility tours are great opportunities to experience and learn first-hand about all the different fields available in the industry.

Facility tours directly illustrate how important manufacturing is to our emerging workforce and expose not only students, but also teachers and parents to the positive aspects of careers in manufacturing, as well as the educational requirements needed to fulfill them. The primary objective of these tours is to educate -- to help students learn useful information when deciding their future career goals. What better way to learn than to see manufacturing at work?

School visits to a company’s facilities are an effective way to create awareness of rewarding manufacturing employment opportunities and can provide students with work-based, hands-on learning opportunities.