Students explore Valley manufacturers at Manufacturing Day

News Release
October 13, 2016

FRESNO – In collaboration with Fresno County Office of Education, Institute of Technology (IOT) and over 100 community partners, the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance hosted Manufacturing Day 2016.

Manufacturing Day, which takes place on the first Friday of October, is mean to celebrate manufacturing and “to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.” With over 2,000 events registered across the nation, companies and community organizations participate in Manufacturing Day by hosting open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events. (

On October 4, approximately 120 high school students from Fresno and Clovis partook in the 2016 event that was housed at IOT. Twelve local manufacturers opened their doors to students and provided tours of their facilities. In addition, students were provided lunch at IOT and the opportunity to network and visit with presenting organizations from across the Valley.


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