Northwestern State University was recently recognized at the Central Louisiana Manufacturing Managers Council for the institution’s support of Manufacturing Day.
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event that addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is and what it isn’t. During the month of October, more than 200 students from area high schools and institutions of higher education learned about opportunities for employment available in manufacturing careers by participating in presentations and tours. Participating employers included Cleco, Union Tank Car Co., Stella-Jones, Boise-Cascade, Baker Manufacturing, Alliance Compressors, AFCO Industries, Hayes Manufacturing, Crest Industries, RoyOMartin, Procter & Gamble, Eclectic Products and Kerotest Manufacturing.
Participating students came from area high schools, Central Louisiana Technical & Community College and Northwestern State. The Central Louisiana Manufacturing Managers Council, CLTCC, NSU, the Rapides Parish School Board and the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance sponsored the local Manufacturing Day.