TROY -- Dozens of Troy High School and Troy Junior High School students got a glimpse into what their futures could possibly look like as the Troy City Schools partnered with the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses Friday as part of Manufacturing Day.
Manufacturing Day is a national movement held annually on the first Friday in October. Its goal is to “show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.”
Forty students from Troy High School and 40 from Troy Junior High School volunteered to participate in Manufacturing Day, which allowed them to get an up-close look at a variety of positions and jobs at Troy manufacturing companies F&P America, Hobart Institute of Welding, Stillwater Technologies, ITW Hobart and Clopay Building Products.
Here are a few facts and figures about manufacturing in the United State:
There are 12.82 million workers currently in the manufacturing fields.
Over the next decade, there likely will be 4.6 million manufacturing jobs available.
The average manufacturing salary is $61,000 per year.
For every $1 spent in manufacturing, $1.89 is added to the economy