The MVWIB Connecting Activities program arranged two student tours to local advanced manufacturing plants on October 2nd, 2015. The tours were in celebration of Manufacturing Day, which is a national campaign to promote careers in the field. Business are invited to open their doors and show what today's manufacturing is - and isn't. The hope is that interested youth will help address the labor shortage area manufacturers' face, and help insure ongoing industry growth.
Top management at both Magellan and Casa Systems hosted an engaged group of students. The Site Manager, the Engineering Manager, and the Human Resources Manager at Magellan, and the Vice President of Manufacturing and the Engineering Manager at Casa turned out to lead tours that demonstrated their interests in connecting with our local schools and students. One of the Casa founders even took the time to drop in to say hello!