Manufacturing Day Open House at SWIC

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September 19, 2017
Manufacturing Day:
SWIC & Local Manufacturers Showcase Future of Industry
Check out high-tech automated manufacturing machinery, hear from regional manufacturers and discover how American manufacturing is flourishing – all at the Southwestern Illinois College Manufacturing Day celebration.
SWIC will open its doors for a Manufacturing Day Open House — Friday, Oct. 13, from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — to showcase new technology, educational programs, career opportunities, products and services. The SWIC Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, 4950 Maryville Road, will serve as the event hub for the day.

More than 1,000 local high school students are scheduled to attend.
The celebration is free and open to the public. The welcome ceremony begins at 9 a.m.
“Technology continues to evolve every day,” SWIC Technical Education Dean Brad Sparks said. “SWIC is proud to partner once again with local manufacturers to share these innovations in manufacturing with the community and area high school students.”
At the open house, visitors can tour the Precision Machining Technology, Electrical/ Electronics, and Welding Technology labs. Plus they can see first-hand how cutting-edge computerized machining, robotic welding and 3-D printing equipment is changing technical education and manufacturing.
Also, visitors can test their skills with a virtual welder and talk with more than 25 area manufacturers that will be on-site to display their products and capabilities.In addition, 25 individuals will be able to sign up for a guided tour of SunCoke Energy Inc. Buses depart SWIC at 10 a.m. and return to campus at noon.
The event is presented in partnership with the Gene Haas Foundation, Granite City Economic Development Department, IMEC – Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, Madison County Employment and Training and the Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce.  
For additional information, visit or call the SWIC Technical Education Division at 618-931-0600, ext. 7476.

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