This event is aimed at further exposing the industrial and manufacturing sector to the community. Attendees are comprised of State and Federal elected officials, as well as other local community stakeholders and media outlets located here in Central Oregon.
DESCRIPTION: There will be approximately 40-60 attendees touring 4 different Redmond Traded Sector companies. Participants will be divided into two groups, alternating tours of each company. The event concludes with a luncheon and networking session at Central Oregon Community College Tech Ed Center – Community Room (upstairs). Time will be designated at the luncheon for tour discussion regarding observations and education, as well as a Q & A period.
Through fun and engaging hands-on activities, this event provides students and community members an opportunity to understand and learn about the world of making things, and how these activities relate to the region’s robust manufacturing sector. This initiative is part of a coordinated regional Manufacturing Day effort that includes workforce investment boards, community colleges, and the school-to-work consortium.
David Perry, Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program (ORTOP)
Aaron Fox, OMEP
The Tualatin Mobile Makerspace will be set up at the news conference. The “do it yourself” space provides hands-on learning experiences and critical thinking opportunities for youth interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). To date, more than 5,000 students in the Tigard-Tualatin School District have benefited from the makerspace.
Additionally, students who are part of the FIRST® robotics teams at Wilsonville High School and Glencoe High School will be showcasing their robots built through the program. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology and engineering.
Oregon MFG Day Presenting Sponsor Lam Research supplies advanced wafer fabrication equipment to semiconductor manufacturers. More than 60 manufacturers in the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area will participate in MFG Day tours and events by opening their doors to local high school students.
“Lam Research believes in the spirit of Manufacturing Day to get students excited about the advanced manufacturing companies in our community,” said Mike Snell, Managing Director, Tualatin Manufacturing at Lam Research. “We celebrate that effort not just today but year-round, with partnerships that support K-12 STEM education and career technical education, to strengthen the talent pipeline for our industry.”
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October 6th – Manufacturing Day Student Tour
This year, regional partners including Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), Connected Lane County, Food and Beverage Strategist Micha Elconin, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Eugene Chamber of Commerce, and others are coming together to offer 185 students from around the county an opportunity to tour food production and wood products manufacturing companies. The tours will expose students from across Lane County to the production processes, machines, and people that make some of the area’s finest products. Students will be onsite and will learn firsthand about manufacturing in Lane County, career opportunities, and desired skills.