For Manufacturing Day 2018, high-school students from the Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) visited Deshler Group facilities, including GS3 Global. Students engaged in interactive demonstrations and received hands-on experience with modern manufacturing techniques.
Students also were also given two-hour tours of our facility with the goal of bringing modern-day manufacturing processes to life. This program was created to complement existing vocational curriculum, and to inspire DPSCD high-schoolers from Samuel C. Mumford High School through hands-on activities and presentations.
Building on GS3’s long-standing commitment to youth mentoring and STEM education, we hosted students as part of the nationwide observance of Manufacturing Day 2018, in collaboration with the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA), a leader in workforce development programs in Wayne and Monroe counties, and the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC).
SEMCA’s launch of Wayne County-based Manufacturing Day programming began in 2015 with support from WCEDC to promote the many in-demand skills and manufacturing careers in Metro Detroit and has steadily grown to include over 40 Wayne County-based companies and more than 2,500 area students. SEMCA and WCEDC are focused on providing avenues for students to explore and understand the variety of careers available in the manufacturing industry.
Manufacturing Day is a national celebration of modern manufacturing created to inspire and educate students, businesses, media, educators and politicians about career opportunities in manufacturing. The annual event provides students a positive understanding of the manufacturing industry, with the long-term goal of addressing the skilled labor shortages U.S. manufacturers face.