10/03/13 Plymouth Community Schools will take part in the Manufacturing Day activities on Friday, October 4. Plymouth Community Schools understand the role of manufacturing in the United States is extremely important. The goal is to make sure students understand that manufacturing is high-tech and fast-paced and provides tremendous career opportunities for students with and without college aspirations.
The community and other local schools have been invited to tour the new ITAMCO Manufacturing Education Center and speak with Mark and Joel Neidig from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on October 4. The community is also invited to visit the ITAMCO Manufacturing Education Center located at 701 Berkley St. directly in back of Plymouth High School from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the 4th.
Industrial Tech teacher, Kennedy Robinson and Project Lead the Way teacher, Rich Schieber identified students in their classes with an interest in manufacturing and invited those students to a special luncheon where James Faulstich of US Granules, Mark Neidig of ITAMCO, and Phil Bockman from Plymouth Precision Machine & Tool will be speaking about careers in manufacturing. After the luncheon, students will be doing short demonstrations for other invited students on robotics, Project Lead the Way, and Precision Manufacturing.
Mark and Joel Neidig from ITAMCO will be touring and visiting with the Weidner School of Inquiry in PHS and speaking with freshmen and sophomores from 8-10 a.m. on the 4th. Some of the topics they will discuss include:
• Why manufacturing matters to our community and our country
• Recent innovations in technology that are having major impacts on the
manufacturing industry and how ITAMCO is implementing them
• Additive Manufacturing
• 3D Printing
• Collaborative Manufacturing
• Wearable Technology (Google Glass)
WSOI students will also have the opportunity to tour the new ITAMCO Manufacturing Education facility in the morning.
In recognition of Manufacturing Day, Lincoln Junior High School Gateway to Technology and Robotics students will attend a presentation given by Mr. John DeSalle of Hoosier Racing Tire. Students will learn about the manufacturing that takes place at Hoosier Racing Tire and the role that Mr. DeSalle plays within the company.