A (Steel-Toed) Boots-on-the-Ground Effort Is Designed to Spark Interest in Manufacturing Careers

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A statewide initiative to spark interest in manufacturing careers will soon unfold in Bucks County high schools.

A Harrisburg initiative to inform high school students of the value of manufacturing careers will soon see a “dream team” of professional advocates touring throughout Bucks County. The crew will cite upsides to careers in industrial production, as reported by the Lower Bucks Times.

The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program received $130,000 in state monies for the initiative; it will work with Phila.’s Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) in the awareness campaign.

The initiative is a very focused outreach. Experienced industry veterans will talk personally to students about the benefits and rewards of the manufacturing profession.

Locally, these ambassadors are coming from in-county firms that include:

  • NewAge Industries, Southampton
  • Ameriscend, Warminster
  • Bracalente Manufacturing Group, Trumbauersville

“The goal is to build and improve the talent pool for southeastern Pennsylvania manufacturing companies, which is a true win-win for everyone,” said Gov. Tom Wolf.

A more nuts-and-bolts description of the local effort to encourage manufacturing careers is in the Lower Bucks Times.