National Manufacturing Day is Oct. 4 at Vincennes University Jasper

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September 17, 2018

JASPER, Ind. - In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2018, Vincennes University Jasper will open its doors to area high school students on October 4 at 9 a.m. EDT. 

Last year more than 400 students from Jasper, Northeast Dubois, Shoals, Southridge, Forest Park, Heritage Hills, Perry Central, Loogootee, Pike Central, and Crawford County schools attended. 

Scheduled activities include a tour of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Manufacturing; demonstrations, booths, and lunch.

Manufacturers from Best Home Furnishings, Kimball International, Kimball Electronics, Indiana Furniture, Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Versteel, Jasper Group, OFS, MasterBrand Cabinets, and RideTech will be part of an effort to change perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level and supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other community members at open houses, plant tours, and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.

“There is an increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the manufacturing sector who can install, troubleshoot, design, program, and operate advanced manufacturing machinery and equipment,” said Farshad Moshgbar, director of Computer Technology and Information Management at Vincennes University. “The average age of a manufacturing employee is 56, and between now and 2020 there will be an unprecedented shortage of skilled workers who will need to be replaced.”

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