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September 2018

ASU-Newport to host hundreds of high school students for Manufacturing Day

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2018, Arkansas State University-Newport will host high school students from thirteen school districts to show them what modern manufacturing looks like.

Students from Bay, Brookland, Harrisburg, Hillcrest, Hoxie, Jackson County, Jonesboro, Nettleton, Paragould, Riverside, Trumann, Valley View and Westside will attend Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2018, at the Workforce Training Center in Jonesboro. Multiple manufacturing professionals from across the area are partnering with ASU-Newport including ABB, Hytrol, Camfil, Unilever and NicePak to make this event possible. 

Students will have the opportunity to tour industry facilities while also interacting with industry leaders to learn more about manufacturing. Manufacturing Day is a national event that strives to change people's perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. 

Over the next decade, it is estimated that nearly 3.5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs will be needed and 2 million of those jobs are expected to go unfilled due to manufacturers’ inability to find talent with the required skills. For ASU-Newport, it is our mission to train qualified workers and fill the industry need in areas such as Advanced Manufacturing, Welding and Industrial Maintenance. 

This event will open doors and open minds to the career potential in manufacturing. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Workforce Training Center and on ASUN's Jonesboro campus located at 5501 Krueger Drive and 5504 Krueger Drive, respectively. There are tours planned and exhibit booths will be set up inside the Workforce Training Center. For media purposes, the best opportunity for photos or video will be from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. At that time, students will either be touring the ASUN campus or interacting with the exhibit booths. 

For more information on the mission of Manufacturing Day click here. Find out more about what programs ASU-Newport has to offer by clicking here.