Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce announced they will partner with S.T.E.P. (Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership) and the Rocky Mount Event Center to bring Manufacturing Day to the city on Oct. 11, 2023.
“Middle School students from Nash and Edgecombe counties will be given exposure to various companies from in and around the greater Rocky Mount area.” Stated S.T.E.P. Executive Director, Pamela Gould. “They will have a chance to meet, talk with company representatives, and gain an awareness of not just what they manufacture, but also the type of skills needed to hold a job in the industry.”
Manufacturing Day is a national celebration of manufacturers that is dedicated to help educate and inspire our future generation of manufacturers. Throughout the month of October, the Chamber tries to bring awareness and celebrate the economic drivers of the Twin Counties region, the local manufacturers.
This year marks the 6th anniversary of the event and will play host to such companies as Cummins-Rocky Mount Engine Plant, Tri-County Industries, LS Cable & System USA, ABB, Inc., Kaba Ilco Corporation, Pfizer, World Cat and others.
“The opportunity this brings to the students is invaluable.” Stated Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce President, David Farris. “It’s doubtful they will have many opportunities like this one to visit as many manufacturers that will be represented here for our Manufacturing Day.”
Since Edgecombe Community College and Nash Community College, offer manufacturing courses, it just makes sense that they would be involved. They can advise students of the classes they can take that will assist them with getting jobs after graduation.
For more information or to register your company to be a vendor or a sponsor at Manufacturing Day, please call Melissa Dooley at 252-973-1202 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org