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Manufacturing Day Gives Students a Look at Local Opportunities

GREENVILLE — According to Darke County Economic Development Director Mike Bowers, today’s factories are very different from those in which peoples’ parents and grandparents have worked.

From the October 9, 2017 edition of The Daily Advocate

By Carolyn Harmon, Staff Reporter

GREENVILLE — According to Darke County Economic Development Director Mike Bowers, today’s factories are very different from those in which peoples’ parents and grandparents have worked.

“Today, great opportunities exist for all kinds of skills,” Bowers said. “Not only on the manufacturing floor, but for computer programmers, machinists, engineers, and a vast array of available jobs. The technology involved in manufacturing has become a very advanced piece.”

To showcase some of those jobs, the Darke County Economic Development Office hosted its fourth annual participation in National Manufacturing Day, October 6. Sophomores from eight school districts visited the local manufacturers. Some of those included Whirpool Corporation, Ramco Electric Motors and JAFE Decorating, Inc. all of Greenville.

“We put this out there, because not everyone wants to attend a four-year college,” Bowers said. “You can get a lot done through a two-year college, and some of these companies help pay for your college. We have great examples of that in our community-of people coming up through the ranks to be plant managers. Career paths exists through our local manufacturers, and the message is getting out there through the school counselors and teachers. We just want to reiterate that with the students, that there are great opportunities in Darke County.”......

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