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October 2, 2014


Celebrate Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 3

In honor of Cowley College’s nationally recognized Manufacturing Technology program, stop by the Walkermanufacturing Technology Building, Room 102, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, October 3 for FREE ice cream and to see our state-of-the-art classroom first hand.

According to a release from the Kansas Board of Regents, Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of manufacturing in North America. It is a growing grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the shared challenges facing manufacturing today. The most pressing issue is a gap in skilled labor. It has been reported that as many as 80 percent of manufacturers cannot find the skilled workers they need, and this gap continues to widen. Manufacturers’ ability to address this issue has been hindered by insufficient education and the public perception that careers in manufacturing are undesirable. Both of these problems stem from a lack of understanding of present-day manufacturing environments, which are highly technical.

The Manufacturing Institute, located in Washington, D.C., recently named Cowley College as a member of the M-List. To learn more about Cowley College’s Manufacturing Technology program, visit