Dozens of Manufacturers to Give Young People/Job Switchers a Clear Look at Today’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry Jobs – Clean, High-Tech, Well-Paid
Virginia Beach, VA – ECPI University – in conjunction with a host of leading manufacturing companies and associations – is hosting Manufacturing Day Expo on Friday October 3. Free and open to the public, it will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ECPI University’s Virginia Beach campus, located at 5555 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach.
The purpose of the event: to demonstrate how American manufacturing has evolved into a highly-technical and attractive career path. “It’s nothing like it used to be,” says ECPI University Virginia Beach Campus President Kevin Paveglio. “People who work in manufacturing operate in a more automated and rewarding environment. They use technical skills to trouble shoot, set-up and program components like robots, automated systems and computers…and they experience very competitive compensation and benefits. The best part: According to a recent study by Deloitte Touche, there are an estimated 600,000 technical jobs waiting to be filled just in the US…and that number is growing.”
Yet, this message has failed to reach a large sector of American job seekers. “Young people continue to believe in the old paradigm,” says Paveglio who spent 27 years in the advanced manufacturing sector. “They still think it’s a dead end career that is labor intensive, dirty, dark and dingy with no career path. If they see and understand what modern manufacturing really looks like today, it will no doubt cause them to take a second look at these significant career opportunities.”
Many major manufacturing companies – including Mitsubishi Chemical, Texas Instruments and Anheuser Busch – will be on hand to exhibit robots, automated devices, replicators, and game-changing technology. Interactive student workshops will include:
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
- Solid 3D Modeling
- Pneumatic Control
- Data Communications
Workshops are open to local high school students, but do require advanced registration and space is limited. Interested students can register by emailing Frank Gomez at email@example.com.
Representatives from the Virginia Manufacturing Association will also be on hand along with industry representatives to explain how to gain skills through certifications and degrees in order to qualify for the many available jobs. Says Kevin Paveglio, “people who like working with their hands using mechanical, electrical and or computer driven systems are going to come to this EXPO and walk away absolutely amazed by a career they never knew existed.”
For more information or to register, please visit www.ecpi.edu/mfgday. To arrange an interview or coordinate media coverage, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.