Hundreds of high school students from around Door County will learn about career options close to home at the third annual Manufacturing Days starting October 4th. The Door County Economic Development Corporation is working with school districts to show interested students there are local companies that can provide living wages and are in need of qualified workers. Tom Strong, DCEDC Operations Manager, says his group and schools are working with students ahead of time to match them with manufacturers that fit their interests.
Strong says such student visits can help them learn about apprenticeships and down the line could help them obtain full-time employment. DCEDC Manufacturing Days will showcase 12 area companies on October 4th. They'll host student visits from 8:30 until 11:30 AM. Public tours and a job fair will run from 12:30 until 4:00 PM.