Manufacturing Day 2018
Creating a Career-Ready Workforce
Posted on 10/02/2018
PPI logo   It’s Manufacturing Day! A partnership between local chambers of commerce, contemporary industry needs and comprehensive schools, Manufacturing Day celebrates modern manufacturing and provides students with a glimpse of potential career paths and the skills they will need to be successful when they leave high school. Today more than 250 Fort Zumwalt students got an up-close look at the innovation and opportunities created by St. Charles County manufacturers.
virtual welding tool   Fort Zumwalt is deeply dedicated to making sure students are prepared for careers in manufacturing and engineering-related areas. Earlier this month, Fort Zumwalt’s Engineering and Industrial Technology program was recognized by the St. Charles County Council in a proclamation celebrating the district’s longstanding commitment to career readiness. In part, the proclamation read:
   “St. Charles County Government salutes FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT for their 55 years of offering ‘shop classes’ and helping the future workforce receive dedicated training to prepare them for career pathways in advanced manufacturing, technical and trade skills opportunities …”
   Students can begin exploring Technical Career Education in seventh grade and can specialize through a wide variety of high school courses. Among the opportunities available to Fort Zumwalt high school students are hands-on classes where they work with metals and welding, woods and carpentry, architectural and engineering drafting, photo and video editing, and 3D solid modeling. Students can receive credit by assessment for some courses through an articulation agreement with Ranken Technical College, saving them money and time on their way to entering the workforce. Students also have the opportunity to test and complete professional certifications, which they can then list on their resumes when applying for a job.
   See our course handbook for high school Engineering and Industrial Technology.