Improving the local workforce starts by educating future workers and familiarizing them with potential career paths. That is why businesses and schools came together for the 2nd annual “Made in Marshall County” event. Due to past success, this year’s event was expanded to take place over two days and include over 800 students from across Marshall County

Marshall County employers have requested more opportunities to engage with local students, and “Made in Marshall County” gives them a chance to do so. Hosted by the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation, Ancilla College, and Marshall County schools, “Made in Marshall County” gives students the chance to learn about local businesses and career opportunities. The event was held at the Swan Lake Resort and Conference Center on Tuesday, November 7th where participating businesses were able to connect with approximately 650 students about their products, workplace, and career paths.

On Wednesday, November 8th the event features a job fair for businesses to discuss job openings and internships with approximately 170 high school seniors.

Marshall County’s manufacturing base has a long history of providing diverse goods and services to the area. This unique event allows local businesses to feature products that are produced, assembled, and distributed locally. The event also gives participating businesses the opportunity to connect with the next generation of workers, which is beneficial to both businesses and students.