• More than 800 high school students from area school districts attended Manufacturing (MFG) Day at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) on Oct. 18.

    The event included tours of MVCC’s FABLab, interactive exhibits featuring New York state products and technologies, educational exhibits providing STEM pathways, and workforce development exhibits connecting job seekers with manufacturers.

    As part of a Career Exploration Fair held during the event, students were able to meet with more than 50 local employers and learn about opportunities in advanced manufacturing -- a vibrant and growing industry that offers diverse, high-paying career opportunities.

    The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES School and Business Alliance helped plan the event and the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program was one of the educational exhibitors.

    MFG Day, an annual national event held in communities across the country, is supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents and community members at open houses, plant tours and more to change perceptions of manufacturing and highlight the high-tech and innovative companies that are solving tomorrow’s challenges today.

    MFG Day 2019 was presented by MVCC in partnership with SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM), Working Solutions, FuzeHub, the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency and Workforce Development Institute.