SANTA CLARITA, Calif – Parents, students and the public are invited to attend a speaker panel and displays on advanced technology careers on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the College of the Canyons (COC) Student Center. This event, featuring Santa Clarita organizations, reveals the lucrative and rewarding potential of careers in manufacturing and advanced technologies. Admission and parking are free, but you must reserve seats at www.scvedc.org/mfgday.
Parents and students will hear a panel presentation, led by James McKinney of Google’s Startup Grind, on the skills and characteristics these employers are seeking today. Displays and activities explaining opportunities in design, engineering, fabrication, robotics, and distribution will also be available.
The William S. Hart Union High School District, College of the Canyons, the City of Santa Clarita, the SCV Economic Development Corporation, and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) are in their fourth year joining schools and organizations across the nation in celebrating National Manufacturing Day. This year a new, exciting youth perspective is presented by joining forces with S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo™, founded by Saugus High School senior/engineering student Niamani Knight.
“For the past three years I’ve attended Manufacturing Day and this year I am excited to bring the S.T.R.EA.M. Kids Expo concept of interactive learning to the event,” Knight said. “I can’t wait for my peers to explore some of the amazing companies I’ve had the privilege of working with in the areas of Manufacturing and Technology. Kids will not only be blown away by what they see at the event, they will connect the dots of their education to career by having “real deal” conversations with industry experts. With over 200,000 jobs available in the manufacturing industry, students should know this is a booming career option.”
On Friday, October 5, 2018, approximately 1000 students from across the Hart School District will travel to COC to enjoy additional activities conducted by many SCV advanced technology partners such as JPL, Lockheed Martin, PPG, Gantom Lighting & Controls/ZTAG, Advanced Bionics, sPOD (car lights & sounds), CA Highway Patrol Air Operations, LSL Instruments (guitars), Chocolates a la Carte, Schiit Audio, Fralock, Talladium, Air Flow Research, and Remo Drums. Students will meet current robotics competitors, NASA HASP (High Altitude Student Payload) personnel, and have hands-on engineering and fabrication activities in COC’s FabLab and MakerSpace.