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WKCTC Highlights Manufacturing Programs and Careers March 31

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is hosting a day of career exploration and preparation focusing on the manufacturing industry sector March 31.

The event will be held in the WKCTCs Emerging Technology Center and Anderson Technical Buildings from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. and will highlight programs that prepare students for entry level employment in manufacturing areas, including transfer options in engineering and industrial technology.

Murray State University and University of Kentucky will be hosting sessions and local industry will also be represented, providing information about the manufacturing careers and the processes used in their facilities.

Area middle and high school students have been invited to participate in hands-on activities in machining, maintenance, welding, process operations, electronics, safety, and 3D modeling. The public is invited to attend the free event from 2-5:00 p.m.

WKCTC Applied Technologies Dean Stephanie Milliken said west Kentucky continues to need multi-skilled technicians, welders, and machinists.

WKCTC is committed to increasing skilled graduates in these areas. This event will provide incoming and outgoing high school students the chance to experience job tasks and meet people from local industry, said Milliken. Our goal is to help students recognize that these occupations are in high demand, pay well and have room for advancement.

WKCTC programs being showcased are computer aided drafting and design. computerized manufacturing and machining, welding, industrial maintenance, applied engineering, and industrial chemical technologies. Safety training sessions will be offered as well.

A variety of door prizes will be drawn for students and community members throughout the day.