Heavy Metal Tours Expands Efforts
The Heavy Metal Tours will include two additional activities this year thanks to grant funding provided by the Regional Prosperity Initiative located
in the Central U.P.
Tours of manufacturing facilities for area 8th grade students will be conducted this spring and a series of three open house events to showcase manufacturing to area parents and the community will be carried out during 2019.
These new events will join the existing Manufacturing Day event that launched in October 2018 and will return for a second year on October 4, 2019 in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day. Last year 300 area high school freshman took part in hand-on activities that simulated the skills needed in today's manufacturing environments.
All of these efforts combine to create a consistent campaign to educate students and the community about the skilled trades and technical career opportunities that exist locally. For more information, please visit