On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, WA The Diemasters, located at 2100 Touhy Avenue in the industrial park, hosted 14 Elk Grove High School manufacturing students and their instructor, Jonathon Won. The purpose of the visit was to tour a manufacturing plant and to show students the many career opportunities in manufacturing.
October has been declared in the State of Illinois as Manufacturing Month, with the first Friday in October (October 7th this year), as Manufacturing Day. There is no better way to participate than to open your doors to students and schools in your local area. Show them what makes your company great and give them a reason to choose manufacturing as their career pathway. Get the students interested.
The Greater Chicago Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, better known as GCAMP, began co-hosting manufacturing breakfasts in conjunction with local high schools in 2018 as a way to turn tables for students and industry partners. Students visit industrial and manufacturing companies each year to learn more about exciting careers and how the industry creates everything we see, and touch. Rarely do our industry partners get the chance to see what students are creating every day in their CTE industrial and manufacturing lab space.