Ferndale Students Visit Rochester Hills to Learn About High-Tech Manufacturing
(Crystal Proxmire, Oct. 17, 2022)
Rochester Hills, MI – Students from Ferndale School District’s University High School and Tri-County Educational Center took a trip to Rochester Hills recently for a chance to see the well-paying world of manufacturing first hand.
“We visited Hi-Tech Mold and Engineering in Rochester Hills, MI where students learned about careers in engineering, CAD, CNC operations and IT to name a few,” said Ferndale Schools in their recent community newsletter. “Students went on a tour and watched plastic parts for automobiles being made from beginning to end. It was a great day with lots of new information and new career and internship opportunities.”
Hi-Tech Mold and Engineering offers program management, engineered solutions, machining, benching and polishing, tool assembly, 3d printing and more.
The visit was part of Oakland County Manufacturing Day, where workforce development professionals at Oakland County pair up school groups with companies to tour. The goal of Oakland County Manufacturing Day is to “INSPIRE students to consider pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing and skilled trades INFORM students, as well as their parents, teachers and counselors, of the great jobs available here in advanced manufacturing DEBUNK common misperceptions about manufacturing.”
Oakland County partners with Oakland Community College, Oakland Schools, and Oakland County Michigan Works for the event, which is part of a national movement to highlight manufacturing careers. Oakland County has participated for eight years, though this was the first in-person tour since the pandemic. Over 700 students across the county participated, with 17 districts sending students and 30 companies participating.
Those interested in participating next year, or sponsoring the event, can contact Brooklyn Frontiera at email@example.com