For the 4th year, Marshall County High School welcomed local manufacturers to MCHS for MFG Day 2016 on Oct. 3, 2016 where employers and students learn from one another on careers in manufacturing and the pathways to achieving those careers. This year, special guest, Randy Boyd - Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner - came to visit the event and take a tour of the Spot Lowe Technology Center.
The Spot Lowe Technology Center trains middle and high school students on a variety of career fields including manufacturing with Engineering, CNC, Industrial Maintenance & Safety, Robotics and PLC, 3D Printing, Welding, Electrical and more. At MCHS, Calsonic Kansei, Nichirin, Walker Die Casting and Lewisburg Printing set up information booths to interact with students on the products they manufacture in Lewisburg, the great careers available at their companies and the educational and training pathways required to achieve those careers.
During this year's event, Calsonic took the opportunity to show their community support by donating $100,000 to the City of Lewisburg for improvements to Rock Creek Park. The lesson to the students is that local manufacturers care about their community and give back so that the company can reap the rewards of a strong workforce and a sustainable community with the leadership to insure their company can succeed.
Marshall County will follow up this year's MFG Day at MCHS with a Business & Industry luncheon in the spring where more than 200 high school students will tour local businesses and industries and end with a lunch and learn session at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.