It’s an historic time for Plattsburgh and the North Country. Modern day manufacturing is rapidly expanding, and there has never been a greater momentum surrounding these cutting edge opportunities.

Where should we begin?
Let’s start with the recent Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at Clinton Community College. Last week, surrounded by esteemed community members, educators and industry partners, the ETS team had the honor of attending this monumental event. An event that celebrated much more than a building. The IAM is a foundation of learning that will continue to evolve with the speed of change. Serving as a regional hub for manufacturing education, this state-of-the-art facility will allow students of all walks of life to immerse themselves in an authentic manufacturing environment. With the ability to completely customize educational pathways and programs, students have never been more prepared to launch a rewarding and meaningful career – in a position they’re truly passionate about.

As a member of the IAM Advisory Committee, it’s incredible to not only see the growth, but to help collectively reshape the future of the North Country!

What’s up next?
In celebration of Manufacturing (MFG) Day 2017, the North Country MFG Day Committee is thrilled to be organizing an Open House – connecting local manufacturers with the community. Taking place Thursday, October 5, this day is part of an effort to address common misperceptions about manufacturing. Manufacturers will have an opportunity to spark interest in what’s made right in here and Clinton County, while drawing attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. Ensuring the ongoing prosperity of the industry throughout the North Country.

Established in 2012, MFG Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations. These events are designed to showcase modern manufacturing, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and help the community thrive.

NCMFG Day Open House
Thursday, October 5th from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing
This event is free and open to the public
This free event will allow community members to embrace, engage, and interact with the manufacturing industry around them. Community members are encouraged to come in and explore the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, as it opens to the public for the first time. The evening will feature stations throughout the building as they relate to our local industry and the exciting innovations happening in our area, with IAM instructors and industry representatives on hand to discuss programs and pathways to launch a career. Don’t miss a tour of the IAM happening at 4:30pm, 5:15pm, and 6:00pm. For more information on North Country Manufacturing Day click here.

But Wait, There’s More!
The next AIME session is starting October 16th! AIME stands for Assembling Industry: Manufacturing and Education. This 8 week, hands-on training course prepares students of all ages to start a career in advanced manufacturing. The program equips students of all ages with the latest skills, technical and soft, offers a behind the scenes look at local manufacturing facilities, teaches students how to get their resume in top shape and ace an interview, and concludes with an Employment Seminar where participants will have the opportunity to interview with the North Country’s top employers. New this year, the course will be taught at the IAM and OneWorkSource, and offer the potential for students to earn 5 college credits at Clinton Community College. Interested in registering for the next session of AIME? Click here.

For more information on how you can put your skills to good use with exciting, rewarding opportunities in this growing industry, contact ETS and speak with a recruiter today!

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