Manufacturing Day 2020 | Working Together To Find Digital Solutions
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
A component of both the City of Schertz Economic Development Corporation (Schertz EDC) and the Seguin Economic Development Corporation’s (Seguin EDC) business retention and expansion program (BRE) is to ensure that Primary Job Employers within our communities have access to a skilled workforce. As part of this effort, both Schertz and Seguin worked with local school districts to develop workforce pipelines for local Primary Job Employers, using events such as Manufacturing Day. However, as the pandemic challenged our communities’ commitment to help students develop a fuller understanding of available career opportunities, we – like many organizations across our region – saw the need to try something new. Adaptability during the pandemic became key and spurred a partnership between the Seguin and Schertz EDC to celebrate Manufacturing Day with students by showcasing Caterpillar Inc., a local manufacturer with operations in both communities.
Manufacturing Day and Caterpillar
Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is held annually during the month of October. It helps show the promising future of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging companies and educational institutions to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders. Participating schools include Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District, Seguin Independent School District, Navarro Independent School District, and Marion Independent School District. MFG Day normally lets students explore manufacturing outside of a classroom setting to see firsthand how their interests align with this industry.