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The What and Why of Manufacturing Broaden the Pathway to Success for Your Students


Why do we at MCEDA wake up in the morning and go to work?


We are Interdependent

Students’ Success


Presentations in the High Schools WHAT? WHY?  2000+ students addressed  Can you name an industry? each year for 2007-08 and  What’s made in your 2008-09 schoolBottom years Line: Givebackyard? students a chance to see  Focus on SeniorMORE classes in beyond options  Dispel myths High School Fall and 9th-11th grade in theavailable  Wage information to them. Spring  Training and degrees  Discuss careers in available manufacturing in the area  Co-Op Program


What is Manufacturing? It is…. •High Tech •Safe •Above Average Wages


Manufacturing in the Area Region II Top Industries by Number of Employees- 2008

Manufacturing 46,148

Education Government 22,630 15,638 Source: Top Employers as reported by County Economic Development Associations/Authorities, July 2008


Manufacturing in the Nation and Across the Globe


What are the people who provide jobs to our kids saying? What do they need?

Source: MCEDA Business Broadcast, January 2009


What about the Slump?


The Opportunities Are Here! • World Class Career Opportunities in Manufacturing are in our Backyard •World Class Training Programs are available through Calhoun and other PostSecondary Institutions


What can you do?


Why do you wake up in the morning and go to work?


The pathway to success is broader than we’ve been telling our students. How can you, by sharing what you have learned this week, expand a path for just one?


Questions ? Mary Ila Ward Morgan County Economic Development Association mceda.org miw@mceda.org 256.353.1213


The World of Manufacturing  

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