Northark to host Manufacturing Days

Mon Oct 1, 2018 at 09:14 AM

manfacture logoOn National Manufacturing Days October 5 & 12, North Arkansas College will open its doors to nearly 1,000 high school students as it showcases the manufacturing and engineering careers available at local companies. This educational event occurs across the nation and is designed to open the minds of young adults by inspiring them to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. 

Students will tour PACE Industries, Wabash Wood Products, WestRock, Thorpe Industries, Johnson Manufacturing and Barrett Plastics. Lunch will be served and students will then tour the North Arkansas College Technical Center and North Campus technical programs. Northark’s Technical Center provides students with a jumpstart on their college career at no cost to them. Northark has recently received new robots housed in robotic simulation cells that replicate the industrial environment down to the last detail.  One robotic training cell is located in the Manufacturing Lab and the newest Robotic Welding cell is located inside the Welding Lab.

“I’m confident students will be inspired when they see the robotic cells and cutting-edge technologies that they can learn on our North campus,” says Northark President Dr. Randy Esters. “Today’s manufacturing environment has evolved to include automation and robotic technologies. The combination of a new environment that includes advanced technologies, high earning potential, and a strong demand for the workers in this field is enabling manufacturers to paint a new picture that students are excited to explore as a future career.”

North Arkansas College is committed to providing an educational and work environment for its students, faculty, and staff that is free from sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence. No form of sexual discrimination will be tolerated. See the full North Arkansas College Title IX Policy and Procedures for the specific definitions of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including examples of such conduct.