FREMONT – Fremont High School students were given the chance to tour a local manufacturer as part of National Manufacturer’s Day.
Rosenbauer Aerials opened their doors to students from Fremont High School’s Welding Academy and Machine Tool programs. In celebration of Manufacturing Day on October 6th, they gave the students a tour of their facility and answered any questions the students may have had. The Greater Fremont Development Council assisted the tour by covering the cost of transportation in recognition of National Manufacturer’s Day. Their Existing Business Director, Barb Pierce says Rosenbauer Aerials was chosen for the tour because the business was a great example of what the students were learning in the classroom.
“Keith Cunnings, the chair of the Technical Science Department at Fremont High School talked about the types of students, thing that they were doing within their classroom, such as welding and machine tool skills,” said Pierce. “He was very interested in reaching out to Rosenbauer Aerials, because he could see that as a place that would highlight several of the things he was teaching his students.”
Pierce adds these tours not only benefit the students by teaching them about the different careers and opportunities in the manufacturing field, but they also benefit the community by highlighting the jobs that are right in the students’ backyards.
“Tours like this highlight the good paying jobs that are waiting for our students right here in Fremont. Either right out of high school or once they finish their post-secondary education,” said Pierce. “We want to help the students and the general public realize that there are really good opportunities found in manufacturing. And that our manufacturers play an important role right within our community.”
According to Piece, companies and community organizations across the country will continue to plan tours, social media events, and special recognitions throughout the month of October to celebrate modern manufacturing.