Events highlight modern manufacturing.
Johnston County celebrated Manufacturing Week with various events Oct. 1-5.
On Monday, a ribbon cutting was held celebrating the newly remodeled Johnston County Workforce Development Center.
On Tuesday, a dozen counselors from Johnston County Public Schools and career counselors from NC Works toured local industries Natvar and OPW, the Johnston County Office of Economic Development and the William R. Britt Advanced Manufacturing Center to learn more about manufacturing careers and educational programs in Johnston County.
On Thursday, NC Works hosted a job fair at the Workforce Development Center and on Friday high school students visited and toured the manufacturing programs areas at the college.
“Our goal was to expose students and counselors to modern manufacturing in the county so they have a better understanding of careers and programs when directing their students,” said Joy Callahan, dean of economic and workforce development at JCC.
The weeklong schedule of events was planned in collaboration with the college, Johnston County economic development, NC Works, and JCPS.
Cut line: High school and career counselors and students got hands-on experience in the tour of advanced manufacturing program areas at the college.