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Oklahoma CareerTech Celebrates Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year it is Oct. 2, 2015—any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

Technology Centers Showcase Manufacturing

Manufacturing Day in Oklahoma and throughout October
For up-to-date Manufacturing Day events scheduled in Oklahoma click here.

Autry Tech – Enid

Manufacturing Day at Autry with STEM emphasis is a national event giving students the opportunity to see what manufacturing looks like today compared to what it used to in the past.

Koch Nitrogen, GEFCO, Enel, AdvancePierre Foods, Aircraft Structures, Integris BASS Baptist, Envirotech and Brueggemann Engineering are a few of the local businesses that will be at Autry Technology Center to showcase a variety of job fields within the manufacturing and STEM industries.

Canadian Valley Technology Center - Yukon Campus

At the Manufacturing ExpoMorning and afternoon sessions on campus with presentations from local manufacturers in partnership with the local MEP center, the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance. The event will target students enrolled in technical trades programs.

Also, Security Solutions is collaborating with Canadian Valley Technology Center to bring awareness to students about the manufacturing opportunities in Canadian County. The company will be one of the presenters at a presentation hosted by Canadian Valley Technology Center to CVTC students.

Francis Tuttle Technology Center – Oklahoma City

Francis Tuttle will host an Engineering Fair for middle school students coupled with tours and workshops centered around manufacturing programs. We anticipate as many as 400 middle school students will attend.

Even though the event is marked "Invite-only Private Event" limited numbers of public visitors could be accommodated. We request that any such visitors understand that structured activities may preclude opportunities for anything other than self-guided tours.

Great Plains Technology Center – Lawton Campus

9:30 - 11:00 LPS 5th Graders
12:00 - 2:30 SCORE
3:00 - 5:00 Cameron University Engineering

9:00 - 11:30 LPS Counselors
12:00 - 1:30 Tomlinson Middle School

7:30 - 9:30 Breakfast
Tour of Manufacturing Facility
METS - Manufacturing Education Training System (Mobile Training Trailer)

Meridian Technology Center – Stillwater

Meridian Technology Center, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance and Asco Aerospace USA will host 9th graders from Glencoe Public Schools and Mulhall-Orlando Public Schools for a tour, lunch and panel discussion. The panel will feature employees with various career pathways, education and training to highlight the many options in a successful career in manufacturing. Employees will work with teachers to provide pre- and post-tour activities to help students explore careers.

Mid-America Technology Center -Wayne

Manufacturing Expo/Presentation for 8th grade students from throughout Garvin County to be given an opportunity to learn about modern manufacturing as part of a Career Discovery Day. Local manufacturers will be on campus to present manufacturing, interact with the students and answer questions about the various opportunities that a career in manufacturing provides.

Also, Mid-America & Pauls Valley High School students to tour Covercraft Industries Manufacturing facility in Pauls Valley. Covercraft for 50 years has manufactured premium quality exterior and interior protection products for automotive enthusiasts, building a reputation for quality, durability and design. Mid-American students will also tour DDB Unlimited, Inc. DDB manufactures NEMA rated enclosures for the telecom and electronics industry

Northeast Technology Center – Pryor Campus

Tours will be open to visit our training facilities, visit with our instructors and current students. Our Student Advisors will also be available to answer any questions about enrollment. Upon arriving to campus, please check in at the Administration building

Pontotoc Technology Center – Ada

Area technology center tour and demonstration. The Ada city manager will issue a proclamation to declare Oct. 2, 2015 as Manufacturing Day in Ada, Oklahoma. The technology center will offer a facility tour that day to promote the upcoming Manufacturing Day events. Participants include representatives from Lafarge-Holcim, GAMI-TATI, Anderson Quarries, Superior Fabrication, Flex-N-Gate, RamJack, Apex Composites LLC.

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center – Ardmore

The mayor of Ardmore is signing a proclamation at 11 a.m. with Sen. Frank Simpson and Representatives Tommy Hardin and Pat Ownby present. In addition, vendor booths will set up, product demonstrations, advisory committee meetings. This is an opportunity for local manufacturers to view the tech center, meet and/or recruit students. Focus will be on welding, Mechatronics, CAD, design and machining.

Who should attend?  Local manufacturers; advisory board members; students

Southwest Technology Center – Altus

Southwest Technology business and industry services staff and several local manufacturers will meet with the City of Altus mayor to sign a proclamation for National Manufacturing Day in Altus, OK. The Altus Times newspaper will run an article on local manufacturers along with a photo of this proclamation signing. Open House Showcase

Tri Country Tech – Bartlesville

Tri County will host an EAST Program overview. EAST is a community-based service learning classroom environment that is heavily student-centered. EAST requires students to utilize higher order thinking skills so that they learn to become problem solvers. This is not your typical learning environment and although there is a lot of technology in EAST classrooms, the technology is not the focus. The focus is community service, as students must decide on projects that will improve or enhance their communities in some way.

Students utilize the available technologies within the classroom to achieve their project goals. Tools provided include software for video editing, graphic design, music and audio production, computer-aided drafting, web design, digital drawing, 3D sculpture, geographic information systems, and document production. Hardware resources include a variety of cameras, a green screen, digital keyboard, global positioning handheld devices, microphones, large plotter, and 18 classroom computers.

Benefits to Students: Student become project managers; the real growth of an EAST student is measured not by their technical expertise but by their ability to adapt to a changing world of work, interact with business professionals and community leaders, maintain schedules and deadlines, be resourceful, plan, manipulate, implement, change, and execute projects, deliver professional presentations, and make a positive impact on their community.

Special directions: Go to manufacturing building behind the main building and enter inside either set of double doors as the EAST room is between the two sets of doors.

Tulsa Technology Center

Students at East Central Junior High in Tulsa will visit Tulsa Technology Center's Mobile Outreach Classroom, getting a hands-on introduction to several of the programs offered at the center's Broken Arrow campus.

Broken Arrow Public Schools and Tulsa Tech tour with teachers and counselors to manufacturing facilities and the Tulsa Tech campus

Manufacturing Week Awards Reception-Tulsa Tech and Dream It Do It

For more event information
Stephanie Cameron

2015 Oklahoma Conference on Manufacturing.

The event is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 7 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Norman. The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is looking forward to another great informational and educational program. It's Oklahoma's most important gathering of manufacturing professionals, giving everyone a chance to learn from one another and set the agenda for economic growth and development.

For more event information
Joe Epperley


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