With a long history of graduating STEM-focused students, many Michigan Tech alumni have had careers in manufacturing environments. When the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance, organized the Manufacturing First Expo & Conference in Green Bay, WI on October 24, 2018, Michigan Tech was more than happy to participate.
On the evening before the Expo, the Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards Dinner celebrated the community efforts to showcase manufacturing careers for High School students. These students gain practical experience through dedicated educational professionals to help them plot a career path.
At the Expo itself, over 500 High School students attended to learn about career options. Michigan Tech alumni from Georgia Pacific, Plexus, Paper Converting Machine Corporation, and Rockwell Automation volunteered to help share their stories with students. They were able to talk to students about how their education helped prepare them for their careers.