Manufacturing Day 2017 Inspires The Future Workforce

1st Annual Event Exposes Students To Career Opportunities

Posted on November 1, 2017

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2017, the City of Milpitas, Milpitas Unified School District, and Milpitas Economic Development Commission hosted the City’s first annual Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 13th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. KLA-Tencor, Flex, and Cordis opened their doors on Friday, October 13th to over 100 attendees including students from Calaveras Hills High School and Milpitas High School, Mayor Rich Tran, Councilmember Bob Nunez, State Senator Bob Wieckowski, Assemblymember Kansen Chu, Chris Moylan District Director for Congressman Ro Khanna, MUSD Trustee Robert Jung, MUSD Superintendent Cheryl Jordan MUSD, Interim City Manager/Interim Police Chief Steve Pangelinan , Milpitas Planning Commissioners, Economic Development Commissioners and representatives from the community, City and schools.

The purpose of the first annual event in Milpitas is to change people’s perceptions about current manufacturing environment, and to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. Planned activities included touring of KLA-Tencor manufacturing facilities in clean suits, learning about the advanced equipment and production at Flex, and hands-on training on medical devices for complex medical procedures at Cordis.

Manufacturing Day provides an opportunity for companies to expose students to high-paying careers of advanced manufacturing right in their own backyard, and this program is part of the Economic Development Division workforce development, where we connect the students to careers and opportunities in advanced manufacturing.

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. By working together during and after Manufacturing Day, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the industry in the Milpitas community.

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