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Chamber Connects Students & Manufacturers on National Manufacturing Day

The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce was excited to partner with the Forsyth County Schools’ College and Career Development Department and local manufacturers to involve high school students in Manufacturing Day 2016: October 7th. Students from Forsyth Central High School, Lambert High School, North Forsyth High School and West Forsyth High School spent the morning of Manufacturing Day touring the operations at Motovario Corporation (an Italian gear manufacturer), Metcam, Inc. (a fabricator of precision sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs), S & S Technical (a manufacturer of fluid and gas handling solutions) and Hansgrohe (a German manufacturer of luxury faucets and showerheads).

Each group of students toured each company in an effort to draw attention to the many rewarding, high-paying careers available in the manufacturing industry and to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy.

“Our goal is to form strong partnerships with local schools to help educators understand the skills students need in order to pursue high-paying careers in manufacturing,” commented Bruce Hagenau, President of Metcam and Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors.

The face of modern-day manufacturing is an important element in local workforce development and the Chamber is proud to partner with local companies investing in the future of our region.