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350 Local High School Students to Celebrate Manufacturing Day in Clackamas County - 10/04/22

350 LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CELEBRATE MANUFACTURING DAY IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY

Twenty-three local businesses open their doors to showcase the potential of modern 

manufacturing and ignite student interest in manufacturing careers.

October 4, 2022 | Oregon City, OR:  Clackamas Workforce Partnership is partnering with Clackamas Education Service District, Clackamas Community College (CCC), twenty-three area manufacturers and fourteen local high school and youth programs to celebrate Manufacturing Day in Clackamas County on October 7, 2022. 

Manufacturing Day, traditionally celebrated on the first Friday in October, is a national event designed to expand knowledge of manufacturing’s value in the U.S. economy and help foster interest in high-school aged students for manufacturing careers. “A recent report found that Clackamas County students who take two or more credits in a high school manufacturing program graduate at a rate of more than 98%.” Bill Blevins, Career Technical Education Regional Coordinator, Clackamas Education Service District. All the day’s activities are designed to increase student awareness about potential career pathways within the manufacturing industry.

What: Manufacturing Day in Clackamas County

Who: Local area high school/youth programs, manufacturers, and community partners 

When: Friday, October 7, 2022 | 9:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Clackamas Community College, Holden Industrial Technology Center | 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045 & additional business locations throughout our county

Business tours are scheduled at our Gold Sponsor locations - Vigor, Eaton, Cascade Engineering Technologies and Audix, along with 19 other Clackamas County manufacturers participating in events throughout the day either at their own facility and/or at Clackamas Community College. 

“Vigor is proud to support hundreds of family wage jobs in manufacturing and trades, across the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Hawaii. These jobs are the foundation of local economies and offer good-paying opportunities for people who may choose an alternate career path. Manufacturing Day offers a reminder of the importance of these jobs and our need to grow the future pipeline to ensure these opportunities continue well into the future.” Chris Palmer, Vice President of Fabrication, Vigor

As manufacturers seek to fill 4 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

“Eaton recognizes the importance of engaging our local students in the vital work that we do. Our participation is a testament to the support we provide in the communities in which we live and work. Manufacturing is at the heart of our presence in Wilsonville, and we are happy to provide a forum with our Team for this special day.” Jason Bush, Business Operations Manager of Eaton’s Portland Power Center

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The Clackamas Workforce Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a strong workforce in Clackamas County. We are responsible for bringing public and private partners together, in the workforce system, to support the local workforce and meet the employment needs of businesses. Our mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of businesses and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County. More information can be found on our website www.clackamasworkforce.org.

For more than 50 years, Clackamas Community College has offered high-quality education and training opportunities, lifetime learning and robust student life programming. Recognized for its committed, supportive faculty and staff, CCC offers programs and services in career technical, college transfer, literacy/basic skills, community education and business training to a diverse student body at three active campuses. 

Clackamas Workforce Partnership would like to thank all the generous business sponsors who helped make this event possible: 

Gold Level Sponsor

Vigor

Eaton

Audix

Cascade Engineering Technologies

Silver Level Sponsors

DW Fritz Precision Automation

CRB Manufacturing

Miles Fiberglass & Composites

Pacific Seafood

Willamette Falls Paper Company

Product Manufacturing

Shimadzu USA Manufacturing

Vision Plastics

Pape’

Boeing

Astronics-PECO

Benchmade Knives

Machine Sciences

Oregon Tool

Intel

Enoch Precision Machining

Warn Industries

Warn Automotive

General Sheet Metal

Additional Sponsors 

Frontier Screenprinting

Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Great Harvest Bread Company

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