Students from Starke County’s three school corporations will get a firsthand look at local job opportunities during the upcoming Manufacturers Day at Knox Middle School. The Starke County Economic Development Foundation is bringing together 7th grade students and representatives from local industries and SCILL on Thursday, Oct. 2. They will have displays of what their company manufacturers, the skills and training required for each job at the company and the kinds of jobs they have and will also be available to answer questions.
Organizers say the goal is to make sure students are aware of job opportunities available in their home county and the skills and education needed to do the jobs. They selected 7th graders since the information they receive can be used the following year when they start selecting their high school classes. The Starke County Economic Development Foundation also hopes it will be beneficial to industry leaders who are constantly searching for properly trained workers.