IHCC Partners With Area Businesses To Raise Awareness Of Manufacturing

Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College will be partnering with 10 area businesses to raise awareness of manufacturing as part of the observance of Advanced Manufacturing Day.

According to Nathan Miller, Work-Based Learning Coordinator at Indian Hills, technological advances and changes in industry have transformed the way in which manufacturing work is performed. “On October 6, students will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the cutting-edge work being done in many communities in this area,” Miller said. “They will learn the history, see the various types of manufacturing processes, check out the products being made and the markets that are served, while touring these companies.”

The industry participants for this year’s Advanced Manufacturing Day include A.Y. McDonald, Albia; M3 Fabrication, Bloomfield; Winger Mechanical, Ottumwa; Johnson Machine Works, Chariton; East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Corydon; Agri-Industrial Plastics Co., Fairfield; Hillphoenix, Keosauqua and Centerville; Axmear Fabrication, Sigourney; Atwood Electric, Inc., Sigourney; DeJong Manufacturing, Inc., New Sharon.

Miller says very often communities are unaware of the significance of manufacturing and the ever-growing demand for a skilled workforce and the goal of this “day” is to inform students and educators of the opportunities that exist in this part of the state. He adds that students who might be interested in taking part are encouraged to learn more by talking with their guidance counselor or a teacher at their school. Industry tours on Oct. 6 will begin at 9:00 a.m.

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