WTCS President Morna Foy and Board Member Georgia Maxwell visit a manufacturer

#WIMfgMonth

The Wisconsin Technical College System recognizes that manufacturing in Wisconsin is a modern, technical and dynamic industry that advances the state's economy.

(Video courtesy of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce)

Wisconsin's technical colleges hosted or led tours, demonstrations and other unique events throughout October to promote hands-on exploration of manufacturing careers.

 
Event Date Description    College
 
Science & Engineering Fest
 
 
9/22
 
 
The second of a two-day event is open to the public, a day after the college brings the WOW! of science to campus for nearly 4,000 6th and 7th grade students
 
 
NTC
 
 
Manufacturing Career Expo
 
 
9/28
 
 
Tours of FVTC Appleton manufacturing labs and Miller Electric for area high school students
 
 
FVTC
 
 
Ribbon Cutting
 
 
10/1
 
 
NWTC just completed a major expansion and remodel of our Trades & Engineering Technologies department.  The project included remodeling of manufacturing, engineering, and construction spaces
 
 
NWTC
 
 
'Get Real' Math Video Premiere
 
 
10/2
 
 
Free event gives companies the opportunity to win 'Get Real' videos to be filmed in 2019. This year’s videos feature Fincantieri, Georgia-Pacific, Kohler Company, TIDI Products and Werner Electric. Walk the red carpet with over 200 math and tech ed teachers
 
 
FVTC
 
 
Welding Open House
 
 
10/2
 
 
Sponsored by Madison College and AWS, attendees will have a hands-on welding experience and the opportunity to network with welding students and fellow industry professionals. Representatives from Lincoln Electric and Miller Electric will be on-hand, offering demonstrations and the opportunity to operate the latest pieces of welding equipment
 
 
Madison College
 
 
SkillsUSA Welding Challenge
 
 
10/3
 
 
High School Welding Challenge, coorindated witih DPI,will be held at FVTC's Oshkosh Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center
 
 
FVTC
 
 
Careers in Wood Manufacturing
 
 
10/3
 
 
Event at FVTC's Spanbauer Aviation & Industrial Center (Oshkosh) for high school students interested in wood manufacturing and residential building construction careers
 
 
FVTC
 
 
Heavy Metal BusTour
 
 
10/3
 
 
Over 1,800 students from area middle schools will tour NTC's Wausau, Antigo, and Phillips campuses and two manufacturers on a day-long bus tour. The Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturer's Alliance sponsors the event
 
 
NTC
 
 
Heavy Metal Bus Tour
 
 
10/3
 
 
Area middle school students will tour Nicolet's program areas and campus, as well as local manufacturers throughout the Nicolet community
 
 
Nicolet
 
 
Manufacturing Tours
 
 
10/4
 
 
Tours of FVTC's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in Oshkosh for Oshkosh, Winneconne and Omro High School students
 
 
FVTC
 
 
Heavy Metal Bus Tour
 
 
10/4
 
 
After a tour of CNC labs at Moraine Park's West Bend Campus, students will go on a bus will tour of Weasler Manufacturing and Metalcraft. The event is open to the community, with the goal of having parents accompany high school students
 
 
MPTC
 
 
Heavy Metal Bus Tour
 
 
10/4
 
 
In partnership with the Prairie du Chien Chamber and other partners, Southwest Tech will take part in this tour that takes high school students to area manufacturers
 
 
SWTC
 
 
Heavy Metal Bus Tour
 
 
10/4
 
 
Over 1,600 8th grade students from area middle schools will tour Mid-State campuses as well as two different manufacturing employers on a day-long bus tour. The Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturer's Alliance (CWIMMA) sponsors this event
 
 
Mid-State
 
 
Manufacturing Days
 
 
10/4-5
 
 
More than 1,100 students will participate in Manufacturing Days at Blackhawk Technical College, representing nearly every high school in Rock and Green Counties. The college will aslo host a media availability October 4 at 2 pm with elected officials, superintendents and local leaders.
 
 
Blackhawk
 
 
Women at Work
 
 
10/5
 
 
Middle school girls will engage in hands-on activities, including welding, machine tool, masonry and Prototype and Design
 
 
NWTC
 
 
Manufacturing Day
 
 
10/5
 
 
CVTC will join area manufacturers and K-12 schools in presenting a comprehensive tour of the college's Gateway Campus
 
 
CVTC
 
 
Manufacturing Expo
 
 
10/5
 
 
More than 500 high school students will tour local manufacturing companies and spend a few hours at Gateway's iMET center labs
 
 
Gateway
 
 
Manufacturing Rocks
 
 
10/5
 
 
Area high school students will explore 6 advanced manufacturing careers with demonstrations and hands-on experiences. All students will also visit a Manufacturing Employer Showcase on campus to learn about Advanced Manufacturing careers, and products produced right in their own backyard!
 
 
Lakeshore
 
 
School Counselor Symposium
 
 
10/5
 
 
K-12 school counselors will learn more about college programs, including manufacturing with an Industry 4.0 presentation
 
 
WCTC
 
 
Manufacturing Diversity Institute
 
 
10/5
 
 
Milwaukee Area Technical College will host the Manufacturing Diversity Institutes's 2018 Innovation Cafe on Manufacturing Day at its OAK CREEK Campus, including tours of the Advanced Manufacturing facilities. Theme: Reinventing Manufacturing - Driving Manufacturing Talent
 
 
Milwaukee
 
 
Manufacturing Day Tour
 
 
10/5
 
 
130 area high school students will visit classrooms focusing on skilled trades, including Automated Manufacturing, Biotech, Cabinetmaking, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool, Mechanical Design and Automotive Technology
 
 
Madison College
 
 
Find Your Inspiration
 
 
10/8-9
 
 
Career exploration for nearly 4,000 area 8th grade students developed by the Greater Green Bay Chamber Partners in Education, allowing students to explore countless career paths, featuring programs and apprenticeship
 
 
NWTC
 
 
Career Expo
 
 
10/9
 
 
1,200 middle school students will learn more about manufacturing careers
 
 
WCTC
 
 
Discover Manufacturing
 
 
10/9
 
 
Discover WITC-New Richmond manufacturing programs through tours and demos focused on Technology and Industry
 
 
WITC
 
 
Manufacturing Advantage
 
 
10/10
 
 
WTCS-sponsored event shows that one day makes all the difference as the UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center features insights from industry pros, cutting-edge technology, networking with peers and knowledge to improve operations
 
 
UW-Stout
 
 
Heavy Metal Tour
 
 
10/11
 
 
After a tour of CNC labs at the West Bend Campus, participants will be transported to local manufacturers Maysteel and Cole Manufacturing. Event is open to the community with an emphasis on high school students and parents
 
 
MPTC
 
 
This Girl Can
 
 
10/11,13
 
 
Welding-focused event for 7th & 8th grade girls attending Marinette Middle School, in partnership with Samuel Pressure Vessel Group and Marinette School District. Students and parents will tour and have dinner at Samuels October 11, with women in manufacturing talking with the girls and parents. On October 13, the girls and parent will participate in a welding activity at the NWTC welding lab, including a 'Math in Welding' exercise
 
 
NWTC
 
 
Heavy Metal Bus Tour
 
 
10/12
 
 
Local high schools tour local manufacturers to learn about potential careers, then visit MATC to find out about the education pathways to those careers
 
 
Milwaukee
 
 
Women in Manufacturing
 
 
10/16
 
 
Hosted by Rockwell Automation and sponsored by Manpower, the theme is transformational leadership in next-gen manufacturing for attendees with an interest in manufacturing at all experience levels, including students. The 2017 event drew more than 200 people and had 1,000 views on Facebook Live
 
 
Rockwell
 
 
Manufacturing Job Fair
 
 
10/17
 
 
More than 70 manufacturing employers will be present on the college's Appleton campus
 
 
FVTC
 
 
Manufacturing Program Open House
 
 
10/17
 
 
An all-campus open house will have a special focus on manufacturing careers, with special invitiations for local employer partners, highlight Manufacturing Month
 
 
SWTC
 
 
Grand Opening - Swiss CNC Lab
 
 
10/17
 
 
MATC will hold free, public open house from 3-7 p.m. in Room T129 in the T Building, 1101 N. 6th St. to introduce students, educators, manufacturers and community leaders to its new CNC Swiss Lab. A ribbon cutting and formal program will be held at 4 pm. The college expanded its facilities in response to employer-identified needs
 
 
Milwaukee
 
 
Heavy Metal Tour 
 
 
10/18
 
 
After a tour of the CNC labs at the West Bend Campus, participants - primarily high school students and parents - will be transported to local employers Mantz Automation and CDM
 
 
MPTC
 
 
MADE Event
 
 
10/18
 
 
Manufacturing, Automotive, Design and Engineering (MADE) employers in Waukesha County, will take part in an exhibit for about 900 high school students, featuring products made in Waukesha County
 
 
WCTC
 
 
'Manufacturing Rocks' Road Show
 
 
10/20
 
 
LTC's Advanced Manufacturing Mobile Lab - which delivers high-tech training at area high schools and businesses will be at Festival Foods in Sheboygan. Visitors will experience a virtual welder and other hands-on activities and will learn about advanced manufacturing careers. LTC's SHRM student chapter’s fundraiser will round out the LTC experience at Festival Foods by staffing the Brat Barn.
 
 
LTC
 
 
First Robotics Showcase
 
 
10/23
 
 
MATC is hosting an event to give exposure to Homestead's First Robotics team, ranked one of the top teams in the world.
 
 
MATC
 
 
Program Showcase
 
 
10/23
 
 
Open House geared toward high school students to explore programming in all areas, with a special emphasis on Manufacturing month and Mid-State's Mobile Manufacturing Lab
 
 
Mid-State
 
 
Manufacturing First Expo and Conference
 
 
10/23-24
 
 
The 8th annual Expo and Conference, sponsored in part by WTCS and held at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, allows Wisconsin manufacturers to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments and provide premier networking opportunities.
 
 
NWTC, FVTC
 
 
Manufacturing Career Expo
 
 
10/24
 
 
Career awareness and exploration for K-12 students in districts throughout Washington County
 
 
WCTC, MPTC
 
 
Manufacturing & Trades Career Fair
 
 
10/24
 
 
Western will host an informational event to promote educational pathways to great manufacturing careers
 
 
Western
 
 
Manufacturing Luncheon
 
 
10/24
 
 
Event to highlight partnerships between area K-12 districts, manufacturers and Western Technical College. Area middle school students will tour Inland Label and display projects
 
 
Western
 
 
Heavy Metal Tour
 
 
10/25
 
 
After a tour of the CNC labs at the West Bend Campus, participants - with a focus on K-12 students and parents - will be transported to employer partners MGS and Server Products
 
 
MPTC
 
 
Career & Tech Ed Day
 
 
10/26
 
 
MATC is hosting 100 high school administrators and teachers for a hands-on day of learning
 
 
Milwaukee
 
 
Schools-2-Skills Tour
 
 
10/30
 
 
In collaboration with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, WCTC will assist with Schools-2-Skills tours for area high school students of two local manufacturing partners, then tour WCTC to learn about programs that lead to related careers
 
 
WCTC
 
 
Make Create Innovate
 
 
10/30
 
 
Fox Valley will host a Pecha Kucha format for a the community, including eight speakers with a manufacturing focus
 
 
FVTC
 
 
NEW Manufacturing
 
 
All Month
 
 
High school students will tour two local manufacturers, then have lunch at Gateway and tour its facilities
 
 
GTC
 
 
Manufacturing Outreach Campaign
 
 
All Month
 
 
Southwest Tech has purchased air time on local radio to promote  manufacturing-related programs (CNC, Welding, Electromech, Instrumentation & Controls), with instructor  interviews focused on career opportunties in these fields. Will also include a social media campaign, with interviews on Facebook Live
 
 
SWTC
 
 
The Great Cookie Campaign
 
 
All Month
 
 
Southwest Tech will visit 21 manufacturing employer partners throughout October to thank them for their partnership with a large cookie that displays the company's name and “SWTC partner in Manufacturing” - photo ops will be used for manufacturing program/career promotion on social media
 
 
SWTC
 
 
Internship Draft
 
 
11/8
 
 
The draft brings over 300 college students from throughout Wisconsin and Michigan to interview for college internships, co-ops, apprenticeships and part-time jobs. Students leave with a jersey and the chance to hear their name announced as the top draft pick from their college by Mark Murphy, president of the Green Bay Packers! Top 2 overall draft picks receive scholarships
 
 
NWTC
 
 
Natinonal Apprenticeship Week Tours
 
 
11/12
 
 
Area high school students have an opportunity to tour, in collaboration with the Menasha Job Center, local manufacturers who employ registered apprentices in manufacturing-related careers
 
 
FVTC
 

(Video courtesy of Wisconsin Technical College Statewide Marketing Consortium)