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Dec. 3: Event for teens, parents at Macomb Community College offers information about manufacturing and technology career options

– Monday, November 30, 2015 12:00AM

Special evening session complements the college’s annual Robotics, Engineering & Technology Days

Middle and high school students, along with their parents, will be able explore the potential of today’s manufacturing and technology careers at a free event on Thursday, Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m. at Macomb Community College’s Sports & Expo Center on South Campus in Warren.  

At Explore Careers in Manufacturing and Technology, attendees will:

  • Find out about job skills that are in high demand
  • Learn from recent Macomb graduates who found good-paying employment in manufacturing and technology
  • Hear from a panel of local employers about who they are hiring and what they look for in job candidates
  • Explore apprenticeships, internships and work-based learning opportunities
  • Have the chance to network with representatives from local and national manufacturing and technology companies

Speakers will include representatives from Attica Hydraulic Exchange/ Hydraulex Global, The Paslin Co. and Models & Tools.

While the event is free, pre-registration is required by going online to Free pizza and hot dogs will be served. Attendees can enter to win an iPad Mini.

Macomb County and the Macomb Intermediate School District are partners for the event.

The evening event complements this year’s Robotics, Engineering & Technology (RET) Days, which provide half-day explorations of careers in science, technology, engineering and math for middle and high school students, and feature hands-on activities and discussions with industry experts. More than 2,800 students are expected to attend RET Days Dec. 2 - 3. 

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media Contact: James Melton, 586.445.7271,