Marshall County employers have asked for more opportunities to engage with local schools and students. This message is resonating in Bremen where over 250 high school students are participating in Manufacturing Day. This program is a national event in which manufacturers open their doors to showcase their businesses and foster interest in manufacturing careers.
On Wednesday, October 11th, 117 seniors at Bremen High School toured NISCO, Southwire, and Bremen Castings. This year, the event also included juniors, giving even more students this unique opportunity to learn more about a field that often goes overlooked. 140 juniors toured Digger Specialties, Head Sight, and Indiana Carton. Participating businesses were eager to introduce students to the work they do and the variety of high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields.
Bremen High School has also expanded programming this year to include more opportunities to learn about a variety of career paths. Freshmen spent the day working with Bremen High School counselors on college and career planning activities. Also, sophomores were able to tour the Bremen Town Hall, Bremen History Center, and the new water plant in Sunnyside Park to learn more about their town.
Manufacturing Day will allow students to learn more about potential careers and the day-to-day operations of businesses in their community. The Town of Bremen, the Bremen Chamber, and the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation joined together to organize the event in Bremen.
Marshall County is home to over 120 manufacturers, 9 U.S. headquarters, and 7 international companies. Manufacturing Day exposes students throughout the county to these manufacturers and the variety of careers they offer in order to develop our future workforce. Plymouth High School has plans to conduct site tours with local manufacturers in November, and similar events with other schools throughout the County are in the works.