Approximately 250 students from Decatur’s MacArthur and Eisenhower High Schools and Heartland Tech Academy participated in Decatur’s 2nd Annual Manufacturing Days held on October 25th through October 27th at Richland Community College in Decatur, IL.
The three-day event encouraged students to get a closer look at available manufacturing career paths through facility tours, symposiums with local manufacturers, and interactive presentations.
Studies show that the U.S. will need to fill 3.5 million advanced manufacturing jobs over the next 10 years. Events like Decatur’s Manufacturing Days are coordinated in hopes that the next generation of manufacturers will become inspired for careers in manufacturing.
Manufacturing Days would not be a success without the help from the participating manufacturers (see list below), Richland Community College, Heartland Tech Academy, DPS61, IMEC, the EDC of Decatur and Macon County, and ADM for the generous lunch donation.
Decatur Industrial Electric
International Control Services
Midstate Electrical Training Center
Ring Container Technologies
SMART Local 218
Tate & Lyle
UA Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Local 137
Western Illinois University
Workforce Investment Solutions