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October 1, 2013

Contact:

Peggy Cartwright
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
909/652-6115

For Immediate Release


CHAFFEY COLLEGE HOSTS MANUFACTURING DAY EXPO IN CHINO

(Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Chaffey College is helping local students to explore careers and local industry. Middle school and high school students from several schools within the Chino Valley Unified School District are participating in a Manufacturing Day Expo in recognition of Manufacturing Day, October 4 2013, at the Chaffey College Chino Community Center. This is a designated day nationwide which highlights the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draws attention to the many rewarding high-skill jobs in the manufacturing field. More information may be obtained by visiting www.mfgday.com.

During this event, students will meet with local manufacturers and engage in interesting, hands-on activities highlighting career paths related to Advanced Manufacturing. Students will explore how jobs in manufacturing and similar fields may be related to their interests. Students will interact with local manufacturers who can educate them about their particular business/product and inform them about different careers available at their facilities and the education/training required to qualify for various positions. Students will gain a greater understanding of the types of technology-driven manufacturing careers which are available in our local area.

A series of career exploration exhibits will be facilitated by undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields who have a passion for working with young people. This further connects middle and high school students to mentors in post-secondary education. Students will also participate in exhibits facilitated by Chaffey College faculty and staff which include E-Learning Training Simulations and Programmable Logic Controllers.

The event is funded in part by Chaffey College's Career Technical Education (CTE) Community Collaborative Grant through the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office by the Governor's Career Technical Education Initiative (SB 70/SB1133) and the Alliance for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. For more information about the Career Technical Education Community Collaborative Grant at Chaffey College, visit www.chaffey.edu/cte.


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