Carson City’s Western Nevada College hosts Manufacturing Days starting Monday

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Western Nevada College and Dream It Do It Nevada have partnered with local businesses and industry, school districts and workforce agencies to foster the next generation of talent for manufacturing careers.

That vision will be clear during Manufacturing Days, a week-long schedule of activities, Monday through Oct. 3, at WNC, Carson High School, and at various local manufacturing companies in Carson City.

The week is full of events and opportunities for students and parents alike, including: A tour of WNC’s technology facilities that offers a first-hand look at technical training programs; “Made in America,” a free movie at WNC about America’s manufacturing prowess; an industry mixer; a roundtable discussion for women; and tours of area manufacturers and businesses.

The entire community is invited to a free public screening of “American Made” at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Marlette Hall in the Cedar Building. The 82-minute film delivers a message of hope and empowerment. Moviegoers will learn how every American plays an important role in helping the local and national economy succeed. It documents the stories of several businesses who have seen success and are able to compete and win within the expanding global economy.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, WNC will hold a Technology Open House in the Woody Wurster Machine Tool Building on the Carson City campus. It will showcase the college’s technical degree programs that provide training which lead to skills in manufacturing and other diverse career opportunities.

In addition, several other WNC degree programs that support manufacturing will be on display, including Automated Systems, Construction Project Management and General Industrial Technology. There also will be information available about college admissions, workforce certificates, scholarships and internship opportunities. RSVP at 775-445-3241.

The week-long schedule also includes a manufacturing Industry Mixer Continental Breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. Monday at Carson High School’s engineering lab.

In addition, hear from women in the area who have made significant contributions to the manufacturing industry at the Women in Manufacturing Roundtable Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Speakers, demonstrations and presentations are planned for Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 1 and 2, at Carson High School, and the grand opening of the school’s engineering lab is set for 7 to 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 3.

To learn more about the free movie night or the Technology Open House, phone 775-445-3241. Register at www.mfgday.come/events. For more information about the manufacturing/business tours, phone Dream It Do It at 775-315-6728.


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