Irvine Valley College (IVC) at ATEP hosted partners from Irvine and Tustin school districts for Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6.
More than 150 students were in attendance from Woodbridge High School, Beckman High School, Legacy Magnet Academy High School, Tustin High School, and Foothill High School, to gain a better understanding of the many aspects of manufacturing and broaden their perspectives on the pathways that can lead to a career in manufacturing.
IVC faculty held hands-on demonstrations in design model making and rapid prototyping, drafting technology, electrical/electronic technology, and engineering programs. Director of Economic & Workforce Development Martha Payán-Hernández and President John Hernandez welcomed the students.
The event included an industry and resource expo and opportunities for students to directly connect with manufacturing companies including:
- BBraun USA
- Edwards Lifesciences
- Applied Medical
- Universal Robot
- Roland DGA
- Advanced Technologies Consultants
- Transworld Business Advisors
IVC was one of many sites nationwide that hosted a Manufacturing Day event, during which manufacturers across the nation opened their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. Manufacturing Day is an opportunity to connect with the next generation, provide a positive perception of the manufacturing industry, and build the future workforce.
More information on Manufacturing Day is available at www.mfgday.com.