Manufacturing Day Recognized in Stanly County with Industry and SCC Tours

Jeff Swaringen, SCC Instructor, discusses the latest technology and the importance of STEM education with Stanly County middle school students.

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Stanly Community College, Stanly County Schools, Stanly County and local industry partnered on Friday, October 6th, to celebrate Manufacturing Day in Stanly County.  

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.  Tours were given to 8th Grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students at all Stanly County middle schools. The tours included local industry and Stanly Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center. Students learned about the following programs of study:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (HVAC)
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology
  • Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer-Integrated Machining
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operations
  • Welding Technology
  • Career & College Promise

The local industries included Norwood Manufacturing, Stanley Engineered Fastening, Magna Machining, and Chicago Tube and Iron.  Students learned about several new technologies and processes that are essential for local industry.  

West Stanly middle school students touring Stanley Engineered Fastening.

According to Dr. John Enamait, President of Stanly Community College, “Advanced manufacturing is a critical aspect of our economy.  Having worked in a manufacturing environment, I recognize that STEM education is the cornerstone of economic development.  Manufacturing Day gives us the opportunity to bridge the understanding between manufacturing and STEM while highlighting this excellent opportunity to students.”

At the conclusion of the tour, lunch was provided at the Agri-Civic Center.  During lunch, Centralina Workforce Development WDB NEXGEN Specialist, Solomon McAuley, gave a motivational presentation to the students about the importance of responsibility, integrity and education.

For additional information on the SCC Manufacturing Day activities, contact Jeff Parsons, Associate Vice President of the School of Advanced Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies at 704-991 -0321.

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