SEDC investing heavily in future employees, future jobs; Manufacturing Day will give students inside look at local careers
Friday, October 06, 2017
(Seguin) -- The Seguin Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors continues to make investments in the future of the local economy. Specifically, the board is again showing its support for the need to connect today's students with the future local jobs of tomorrow.
The SEDC board met on Monday to discuss some of the latest efforts to educate students about the jobs and career pathways that exist here in Seguin. Josh Schneuker, city of Seguin economic development director, says they are hosting a big Manufacturing Day event on Friday to help introduce local middle schoolers to some of the bigger employers in the community.
"The Manufacturing Day this year is Oct. 6 and it's kind of a day to bring awareness of manufacturers. It's something that's celebrated throughout the country. There's going to be events taking place on a regional level, a state wide level and here in Seguin. We thought it would be a great day to expose some of our youth to the careers that are available in their backyard. So we'll be taking eighth graders, about 180 from middle schools, Navarro Middle School and the two Seguin middle schools to visit with nine of our area manufacturers and expose them to the careers, the operations and just get them in front of what's in their own backyard and let them know that they do have a career path here in Seguin," said Schneuker. READ MORE...