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Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif., will be collaborating with businesses, high schools, Placer County, and local cities to celebrate Manufacturing Day on October 5 and throughout the month, according to RocklinToday.com
Businesses across the country are holding events to promote manufacturing careers and manufacturing's value to the U.S. economy. The purpose of Manufacturing Day is to attract students to highly paid, in-demand manufacturing careers.

Later in October, Progressive Technology Inc., a Rocklin-based ceramics manufacturer, will welcome Rocklin High School Engineering Support Technology students on a tour.

According to Carol Rogers, Vice President, Progressive Technology Inc. is participating because students are unaware of the interesting work in product development and manufacturing.

"Manufacturing today is a highly skilled, technical career where employees work on a variety of intriguing assignments throughout the day," Rogers told RocklinToday.com. "We hope by offering tours, all students, especially girls, become aware that working in this industry can be very satisfying and well paid."

Other local manufactures hosting similar tours are:

October 3 - Sierra Pacific Industries hosts Colfax High School Project Lead The Way

October 18 - Harris & Bruno hosts Rocklin High School Engineering Support Technology program

November 5 - RobbJack Corp hosts Rocklin High School Engineering Support Technology program

November 28 - Harris & Bruno hosts Oakmont High School Design Tech IB program

Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Director of the Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies, helped facilitate the tours.

"Students are inspired when they see appealing work environments and hear about interesting projects from employees," said Pepper-Kittredge. "Our goal is to give students a memorable experience that motivates them to pursue mechatronics, welding, engineering, or drafting and engineering support at Sierra College and acquire the skills needed to work for local manufacturers."

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