High School Students Tour John Deere and Cessna During Manufacturing Day at CCC

High School Students Tour John Deere and Cessna During Manufacturing Day at CCC

Students learn about John Deere Coffeyville Works during the CCC Manufacturing Day.

Approximately 50 area high school students from Caney, Labette County, Coffeyville and Independence toured industrial facilities in Montgomery County on October 12 as part of Manufacturing Day 2016.

The Coffeyville Community College Technical Campus hosted this event as part of an effort to draw attention to the opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. Tours were held at John Deere Coffeyville Works and Cessna in Independence.  The goal was to showcase local career options that align with the technical training provided at CCC.

Sam Carnes, Independence High School Counselor said, “I had a fun day showing students some different career options at CCC’s Manufacturing Day.” 

Candi Westbrook, CCC Career Placement Counselor, shared that “Highlighting area manufacturers provides an opportunity for students to see what it is and isn’t and eliminates some of the myths; thus, encouraging students to explore the option of career and tech ed.  Manufacturing Day is a win-win for both the manufacturer and student.”

“One of the goals of Coffeyville Community College is to partner with area and local high schools to promote and develop a highly skilled workforce that meets the needs and demands of our area manufacturers”, said Dr. Marlon Thornburg, Vice President for Innovation and Business Initiatives at CCC.  “We are pleased to partner with a variety of area employers and MAMTC to offer this experiential day for area students.” 

Coffeyville Community College has 15 different technical programs designed to prepare students for a career and assist them in entering the workforce.  Additionally, over 75 businesses are represented on the various technical advisory boards to ensure that CCC programs are addressing the high tech manufacturing operations of area employers.