TMCC Tribute to National Manufacturing Day

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
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The Spring Semester Technology Job Fair took place at the William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center.

National Manufacturing Day is the first week in October, and Truckee Meadows Community College students and staff are celebrating by sponsoring an Open House for Manufacturing Technology Programs at the William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center, and hosting a Technology Job Fair, also at the Center.

  • What: Technology Job Fair
  • When: Thursday, Oct. 5, from Noon–3 p.m.
  • Where: William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center, 475 Edison Way, in Reno

“This is the second consecutive semester we’re holding the Technology Job Fair, and are expecting about 30 employers from around the region,” said Kelley Wong, Student Professional Development Coordinator, TMCC Career Center. “We’ve scheduled the Fair so that people may be able to drop by on their lunch breaks.”

The Technology Job Fair is free and open to anyone who has completed a class at TMCC, current students, alumni and prospective students.

Employers registered for the Fair range from JCPenney Logistics and Distribution Center, to Jensen Precast, to pet products, and many others.

“If a student is interested in an employer at the Fair, and would like to find out more about the types of training that would lead to a job with the company, the program information is also right there at the Applied Technology Center,” said Barbara Walden, Director of Technical Sciences.

National Manufacturing Day is Oct. 6

  • What: Open House for Manufacturing Technology Programs
  • Paths: Machining, Welding, Drafting, Advanced Manufacturing (Automation and Robotics)
  • When: Friday, Oct. 6, from 1–3 p.m.
  • Where: William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center

The event is open to the public. Individuals, employers and agencies are welcome.

Open House participants will meet instructors, tour the program labs and learn about starting or enhancing a career in advanced manufacturing. Staff members will be on hand to describe the flexible unit and lab formats available for completing coursework—modules are designed to fit into the schedule of students who work or have other time commitments.

About Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day began in 2012 and is celebrated annually on a national level. President Barack Obama recognized National Manufacturing Day in 2014. It is typically marked on the first Friday in October—this year the event falls on Oct. 6.

“Now it’s even international, because Mexico and Canada participate,” Walden said.

Companies who are members of the National Association of Manufacturers may host activities or tours at their facilities during Manufacturing Day for students, educators, media representatives, business and government leaders. The vision for the annual event is to educate the public about advances in manufacturing and new careers available in the industry.

In 2016, there were a total of 2,807 events nationally with more than 595,000 participants—about 267,000 of these were students.

For more information about the Technology Job Fair, please contact Kelley Wong in the Career Center at 775-674-7649, and for information about the Open House for Manufacturing Technology Programs, call Barbara Walden at 775-856-5328.