Manufacturing Day - Educating Students about Career Opportunities in Manufacturing
Manufacturing Day was a great success with over 150 Deep East Texas 8th grade students learning about exciting career opportunities where they can create, contribute and connect! The future is bright for students who choose careers in manufacturing, because the jobs are in high demand and near their hometowns and families.
The event at Angelina College was organized by the Deep East Texas Manufacturing Alliance (DETMA) and supported by Angelina College (AC), Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA), Texas Forest Country Partnership, Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas (WSDET), and others.
DETMA participating members included Eaton, Georgia-Pacific, Lockheed Martin, Lufkin Gears, RoyOMartin, Corrigan OSB, Twin Disc, and West Fraser Angelina.
The businesses, AC, SFA and WSDET provided the students with an exciting day filled with hands-on activities such as virtual reality job simulation, drone piloting, 3D printing, building rockets, welding, and soldering.
Participating school districts included: Broaddus ISD, Huntington ISD, Lufkin ISD, San Augustine ISD, Newton ISD, Alto ISD, Rusk ISD, and Wells ISD.