A wide diversity of industry, the variety of career opportunities and the need for new employees are a just a couple of the messages local employers hope students take with them from “Made in Marshall County.” Local businesses will be showcasing the good paying jobs and the variety of opportunities available to high school students at the fourth annual “Made in Marshall County.” Local manufacturers have embraced this event as an effective way to engage with students.
The event is being held at the Swan Lake Resort and Conference Center on March 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Businesses will connect and engage with and nearly 300 students from 7 high schools in the area. Improving the local workforce starts by educating future workers and familiarizing them with potential careers— “Made in Marshall County” accomplishes all of this and more.
“This is a truly unique event that allows local businesses to make valuable connections with the next generation of employees,” says Jerry Chavez, President/CEO of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). “This benefits the entire community by helping employers find interns and workers, allowing students to explore career paths, and retaining talent to reduce population stagnation in Marshall County.”
Participating businesses include:
• AK Industries
• Ancilla College
• Better Way Products / Patrick Industries
• CTE Solutions
• Harmony Marketing Group
• Hoosier Racing Tire, Corp.
• Indiana Wheel Company
• Nishikawa Cooper, LLC (NISCO)
• Northern Indiana Manufacturing
• Oasis Lifestyle
• TOPP Industries, Inc.
• Universal Bearings, LLC
• Valmont Industries, Inc.
• Viking Paper Corporation
• Wiers International Trucks
• Zentis North America, LLC
Participating schools include:
• Argos Junior Senior High School
• Bremen High School
• Culver Community Middle/High School
• John Glenn High School
• Plymouth High School
• Triton Jr./Sr. High School
• The Crossing
For more information, please contact Jerry Chavez, MCEDC President/CEO, at (574) 935-8499.