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Manufacturing Month 2022

October is Manufacturing Month!

Manufacturing is one of Wisconsin's leading industries and our technical colleges offer more than 150 associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates and short term credentials.

From Advanced Manufacturing to Wood Technology, our students are educated in all areas of manufacturing, effectively meeting the needs of manufacturers across the state.

WTCS will be celebrating Manufacturing Month with several of our colleges hosting events throughout the state.

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Manufacturing Month Events

Manufacturing First Logo 2022Manufacturing First Expo & Conference

October 22, 2022

Resch Conference Center, Green Bay


Chippewa Valley Technical College

CVTCMECX: A Manufacturing Experience

10/6-3-6:30pm Experience the future of manufacturing with hands-on activities at Chippewa Valley Technical College's MECX: A Manufacturing Experience. Experiment with cutting-edge technology, explore our new, state-of-the-art welding and fabrication labs, take the kids on a scavenger hunt, and watch special demonstrations. Plus, local employers will be available to discuss your next steps to begin a rewarding, high-paying career in manufacturing.


Safety Day

10/14-7:15am-3:15pm Safety Day is a hands-on conference where you will learn from area experts about a wide range of safety and health-related topics to help reduce worksite incidents, stay in compliance with OSHA standards, and build your organization's safety culture. This event is designed for safety managers, human resource professionals, maintenance employees, front-line supervisors, and any employee interested in updating their safety skills and knowledge. Whether you are new to your role or a seasoned employee, Safety Day provides current information on the most relevant safety topics in today's industry, excellent networking opportunities, as well as practical experience in applying standards and concepts.


Gateway Technical College

Women in Manufacturing Day

10/22-8:30am-1:30pm Take the first step toward your big future by attending this exciting event! You’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide range of in-demand, high-paying careers in manufacturing and trades that promise job security, stability, and success.

  • Learn about manufacturing and skilled trades career options
  • Hear from women in the field
  • Meet and network with employers
  • Get information on Gateway manufacturing and engineering programs and apprenticeships
  • Experience our labs and equipment firsthand and see where you can make a career in manufacturing a reality

Women in Manufacturing Day


Lakeshore Technical College

SPARKS! Welding Career Night

10/27-5pm-7:30pm LTC and the American Welding Society (AWS) Lakeshore Section invite students and parents to a welding career evening to:

  • Meet & network with welding professionals.
  • See and experience welding hands-on practices.
  • Learn about available scholarships.
  • PLUS, one attendee will win a $500 raffle LTC Scholarship* opportunity. 

Welding Competition Scholarship. Join us for a special event-only welding competition. One winner will be awarded a $1,000 LTC Scholarship*.

SPARKS! Welding Career Night


Milwaukee Area Technical College

Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation & STEM Career Fair

10/4-11am-2pm Connect with employers with job, internship, and co-op opportunities for MATC students and alumni in the Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Pathway and STEM pathways.

Location: Oak Creek Campus

Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation & STEM Career Fair Registration


Northcentral Technical College

Wood Technology Discovery Days

10/18 and 10/19- 8:15am-2pm Instructors, on October 18th or 19th, bring a group of your students to experience NTC’s state-of-the-art Wood Technology Center of Excellence during a two-hour event where students will be able to:

  • Explore career opportunities in the forest products industry and learn about the incredible demand for graduates of wood programs
  • Complete a hands-on project
  • See a mechanical testing demonstration
  • Tour the Wood Technology Center of Excellence

Please note that groups are limited to 25 students. If you have a group that will exceed this number, please contact Karissa Zastrow to discuss.

Wood Technology Discovery Days - Student Registration


Northwood Technical College

Northwood Tech MAX: Manufacturing and Automation Experience

10/24- 4-6pm New Richmond Campus Take your manufacturing career to the MAX at Northwood Tech! Explore advanced manufacturing programs and meet with area employers to learn how you can Experience. Success. in the high-paying, high-demand field of modern manufacturing.

Stay for College Goal WI at 6pm to learn about financial aid available for you!

Northwood Tech MAX Registration


Western Technical College

Manufacturing Career Fair at Western Technical College

10/18- 2-4pm Explore career opportunities in a variety of exciting industries! The Manufacturing Career Fair will be held on 10/18 from 2-4pm at the Lunda Center- 333 7th St. N., La Crosse.

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