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Special event on Oct. 20 at Macomb Community College for teens and their parents to explore careers in manufacturing, technology and auto design

– Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00AM

Special evening session complements the college’s Auto STEAM Days

Middle and high school students, along with their parents, have the opportunity to learn about the potential of today’s manufacturing, technology and auto design careers at a free event, Explore Careers in Manufacturing and Technology, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Macomb Community College’s Sports & Expo Center on South Campus in Warren.

At the event, 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
  • Network with representatives from local and national manufacturing and technology companies

Speakers will include representatives from Ford Motor Company and Atlas Tool.

While the event is free, registration is required by going online to www.macomb.edu/MFGevening. Free pizza and hot dogs will be served. Attendees can enter to win a 3D Printer.

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

Auto STEAM Days, which was formerly known as Robotics, Engineering and Technology (RET) Days, is a two-day event that offers morning and afternoon sessions for area middle and high school students to explore through hands-on activities aspects of the manufacturing, technology and auto design fields. Auto STEAM is divided into sectors: auto design and manufacturing.  Schools choose which sector they want to attend, and students move through stations that, depending on the sector, include production design, sketching, clay modeling, virtual welding and traffic light programming. Students who attend the daytime events are encouraged to bring their families back for the evening session.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 44,000 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: Tish Wirth, 586.445.7560; wirthp@macomb.edu