Local manufacturers demonstrate skilled trades to high schoolers
By KATIE LANG
Seneca Industrial & Economic Development Corp.
TIFFIN – The Seneca Department of Job and Family Services/OhioMeansJobs is once again partnering with local organizations and manufacturers to hold Seneca County’s third annual Manufacturing Showcase on Oct. 12 at the Heminger Center on the Tiffin University campus. The event is an opportunity for area students to learn about careers in manufacturing and participate in hands-on skill demonstrations.
Carol Kern of Seneca DJFS is looking forward to another successful event.
“We are excited to host this event for the third year, to get students talking about their options, and we are pleased that businesses and educators see the value in introducing students to different career paths,” she said.
The showcase will focus on six skills: team building, lean practices, employability, machining, supply chain and mechanical engineering/electrical trades/automation. For each skill, there are six spaces available for a hands-on demonstration.
Eleven schools within Seneca County will send 700-750 students to participate in the showcase. The event will last a full day, with students split into one morning session and one afternoon session. Lunch will be provided at no cost.
Several manufacturers are already on board: Callies Performance Products, The Mennel Milling Company, NSI Crankshaft and Charter Steel of Fostoria have signed on as well as American Fine Sinter, National Machinery, Taiho, Webster, Ballreich’s and Toledo Molding & Die of Tiffin. Sentinel Career and Technology Center will also have a skilled booth.
If you would like more information, to make a donation or to sign up for a space at the showcase, contact Kern at 419-447-5011 ext. 322, or visit senecashowcase.wordpress.com.
Katie Lang is communications manager for Seneca Industrial & Economic Development Corp., 19 W. Market St., Suite C, Tiffin, 419-618-2658.