Manufacturing Day 2023
Over 120 students from Jackson-Madison County Schools participated in Manufacturing Day, coordinated in partnership with the Greater Jackson Chamber, Jackson State Community College (JSCC) and the Jackson-Madison County School System on October 5-6. Area manufacturers held tours and informational sessions to educate students about the skills needed for today’s jobs. Industries participating in the event include Berry Global, BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc., Delta Faucet Company, Jackson Energy Authority, Kellanova, Pace Industries, Pacific Manufacturing Tennessee, Stanley Black & Decker, TBDN Tennessee Company, Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, LLC., Toyota Motor Manufacturing TN and Young Touchstone.
“The goal for this program is to promote modern manufacturing and expose students to great career options,” said Vicki Bunch, Chief Workforce Development Officer for the Greater Jackson Chamber. “Manufacturing Day is an eye-opening opportunity to bring modern manufacturing to life for our high school students. The Chamber is honored to be a partner in Manufacturing Day while assisting our local manufacturers with the opportunity to open their facilities and expose students to the many diverse, in-demand, rewarding careers in modern manufacturing.”
Manufacturing Day began nationwide in 2012 to give manufacturers a chance to open their doors and showcase what manufacturing is to high school students, teachers, counselors and parents. It is a great way to open minds to a new career opportunity for a sound future with over 3.5 million manufacturing jobs being generated in the next decade.