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Celebrate Manufacturing Events Across the South Shore

2018-10-05T10:31:05+00:00October 5th, 2018|

Celebrate Manufacturing Events Across the South Shore

The MassHire South Shore Workforce Board will kick-off the Nationwide Celebrate Manufacturing month with events at South Shore Vocational Technical High School and Silver Lake Regional High School on Friday, October 5th – which is Celebrate Manufacturing Day across the Country.

The Friday morning kick-off at South Shore Vo-Tech will start at 8:30 AM and will include the official unveiling of a new video to promote the manufacturing industry in the South Shore, as well as a discussion on the various career pathway opportunities available in advanced manufacturing today. Presentations will be given by representatives of the South Shore Manufacturing Advisory Group and employees from local companies in the region.

The South Shore Manufacturing Advisory Group is a working committee under the MassHire South Shore Workforce Board which includes representatives from area manufacturers, educational institutions and industry associations who work collectively to address the industries’ workforce needs. The Advisory Group has scheduled a variety of programs and events throughout the month of October in an effort to reach out to high school and middle school students to promote career pathway opportunities in this dynamic and growing industry sector. The schedule below indicates the various activities scheduled to date, with more to come in other school districts across the region.

This initiative is the direct result of the recently released “Manufacturing on the South Shore of Massachusetts” Report published by the MassHire South Shore Workforce Board which identified that the manufacturing industry sector is a significant economic engine for the South Shore, and it needs a steady workforce pipeline if it is to continue to grow and prosper. Manufacturing jobs require a higher skill level today than in the past and wages have begun to reflect this specialization. Workers take home an average of $20,000 more than the average non-manufacturing employee in Massachusetts as stated by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

The MassHire South Shore Workforce Board is one of sixteen Workforce Boards across the Commonwealth designated by Governor Baker to deliver a variety of workforce development initiatives and services in collaboration with the regions MassHire South Shore Career Center partners. The MassHire South Shore Workforce Board creates connections with local businesses, educational institutions, and community partners ensuring the alignment of strategic market-driven workforce goals and initiatives to support the 22 cities and towns within the region. Additional information can be found at www.masshiresouthshorewb.com, with offices located on 15 Cottage Avenue, Suite 302 in Quincy, MA.

October 2018 Calendar

Celebrate Manufacturing Event Schedule

Friday, October 5 – Nationwide Celebrate Manufacturing Day!

Presentation at South Shore Vocational Technical High School, 476 Webster Street, Hanover
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Story Panelists:
Representative from Tech-Etch, Plymouth
Representative from Tech-Etch, Plymouth
Representative from Zildjian Cymbals, Norwell

Presentation at Silver Lake Regional High School, 260 Pembroke Street, Kingston
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Story Panelists:
Representative from Tech-Etch, Plymouth
Representative from Tech-Etch, Plymouth
Representative from Zildjian Cymbals, Norwell

Wednesday, October 10

Presentation at South Shore Charter Public School, 100 Longwater Circle, Norwell
Time: 11:40 AM – 12:30 PM (Grades 9 & 10)

Story Panelists:
Representative from Bendon Gear and Machine
Representative from: Open
Representative from: Open

Tuesday, October 16

Student Tour at Symmons Industries, 31 Brooks Drive, Braintree
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM (Waiting for Confirmation)
School: Quincy High School

Wednesday, October 17

Presentation at Quincy High School, 100 Coddington Street, Quincy
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Story Panelists:
Representative from Bluefin Robotics, Quincy
Representative from Zildjian Cymbals, Norwell
Representative from: Open

Student Tour at Bendon Gear & Machine, 100 Weymouth Street, Rockland
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
School: South Shore Vocational Technical High School

Friday, October 19

Presentation at Rockland High School, 52 Mackinlay Way, Rockland
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Story Panelists:
Representative from Zildjian Cymbals, Norwell
Representative from Bendon Gear and Machine, Rockland
Representative from: Open

Monday, October 22

Presentation at Weymouth High School, 1 Wildcat Way, South Weymouth
Time: To Be Determined

Story Panelists:
Representative from Electroswitch, Weymouth
Representative from: Open
Representative from: Open

Tuesday, October 23

Presentation at Weymouth High School, 1 Wildcat Way, South Weymouth
Time: To Be Determined

Story Panelists:
Representative from Zildjian Cymbals, Norwell
Representative from Electroswitch, Weymouth
Representative from: Open

Wednesday, October 24

Presentation at South Shore Charter Public School, 100 Longwater Circle, Norwell
Time: 11:40 AM – 12:30 PM (Grades 11 & 12)

Story Panelists:
Representative from Bendon Gear and Machine, Rockland
Representative from: Open
Representative from: Open

Student Tour at ElectroSwitch, 180 King Avenue, Weymouth & Rockland Facility
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
School: Weymouth High School

Student Tour at Bluefin Robotics, 553 South Street, Quincy
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 PM
School: Quincy High School