About 75 Phoenix Middle School eighth graders recently visited the Gateway Technical College iMet Center in Sturtevant to learn more about career fields in engineering and manufacturing.
The visit was a part of Gateway’s “It’s All About ME! Manufacturing Expo” event, which was a field trip opportunity to let students, parents and educators understand what careers are available in the manufacturing industry. It also looked to create an awareness of the local opportunities available at world-class companies.
Students took a “passport tour” where they earned stamps for learning about highly skilled manufacturing careers in diverse manufacturing fields. They also got to interact with Gateway faculty and local business officials at their expo booths.
The iMET center (Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology) is a flexible manufacturing lab dedicated to training for engineering and manufacturing careers.
The Manufacturing Expo tours were planned collaboratively by the Racine Unified School District’s Career & Technical Education Office, Gateway Technical College,
KABA, Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, Kenosha County Job Center, RAMAC, RCEDC and Racine County Workforce Development Center, the University of
Wisconsin-Parkside, Walworth County Job Center and several local manufacturers.