Manufacturing Day

Oct 5, 2017

Hoping to show young people about possible careers that don't require a college degree, this year's manufacturing day will be held Friday.

Junior Achievement and Arconic are sponsoring the annual Advanced Manufacturing Careers Expo with several hundred high school students attending Friday and October 20th. 

John Riches from Arconic says the students will learn about a variety of careers in engineering, logistics, renewable energy, virtual reality, and truck driving. 

"We need to make sure whether it's for Arconic or John Deere or any of the other manufacturers that are here in the Quad Cities, that as we move over the next five, 10, 15 years, we have a work force that's really ready to step in as some of our current employees are retiring." 

He wants to remind the students that good careers are possible in the Quad Cities in manufacturing and let them know what training and education they may need to qualify for them. 

The Manufacturing Careers Expo will be held at the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges'  Blong Technology Center in Northwest Davenport.