FLINT – Twenty-first Century manufacturing is a high-demand job market. The Regional Technology Center (RTC) at Mott Community College will throw open its doors to the public Oct. 2 on MFG (Manufacturing) Day 2015.
Visitors are invited to learn more about modern manufacturing in the U.S. at a day-long open house from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MFG Day is a national event designed to inform, educate and celebrate U.S. manufacturing which has rebounded in recent years. Mott College has invested $2.3 million new equipment for the RTC to help prepare students for these high-demand careers. Many industries are in need of new talent and the College works closely with regional manufacturers to develop relevant curriculum. On MFG Day, Mott College Technology Division and the Mott FabLab will host demonstrations and tours of the manufacturing programs and equipment in the RTC. Visitors will learn about advanced technology equipment such as virtual welders, robots, lasers, 3D printers, CNC machining centers, HVAC equipment, RFID, scanners for reverse engineering, automated assembly workstations and more. There will also be hands-on activities. The program labs will be available for tours including Electronics & Electrical, CAD & Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, RFID, Metallurgy, ACHR, FabLab and more. Organized tours will be available in three sessions: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be available at 11 a.m. Individuals and groups are welcome. Groups of more than six people should contact the Technology Division Office, at 810-762-0500 to arrange participation in the demonstrations and tours. More details at www.facebook.com/ events/123551401331024/ . — G.G.