Production Pulse: Manufacturing Careers for Young People Featuring Efforts in Ohio and Indiana

Oct. 12, 2023
Midwestern educators discuss the importance of introducing young people to manufacturing careers and the lifelong earnings potential they bring.

Welcome to a special Manufacturing Month edition of Production Pulse, IndustryWeek's bi-weekly livestream show. Joining us to discuss the importance of recruiting young people into the manufacturing workforce were Rolland Abramah, superintendent of the Randolph Central School Corp. in Winchester, Indiana; Brant McCormick, plant manager of the Silvertowne Mint in Winchester; Jasper McConnell, a senior in Randolph schools and an employee at student-run machine shop Falcon Industries; and Lori Mesi, coordinator of Pathways Education programs at Dublin City Schools near Columbus, Ohio. 

Mesi brought a group of Dublin students to Honda's central Ohio manufacturing plant late last month in advance of Manufacturing Day and works with students who want to pursue careers in advanced manufacturing. And, as mentioned, Randolph Center Schools runs Falcon Industries and offers machining and welding programs for students, putting them in touch early with local companies who may become future employers for those students. 

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