Lone Star College, nationally recognized as a leader in workforce education, will hold a Manufacturing Day event at LSC-North Harris Thursday, Oct. 2, as part of a nationwide awareness campaign.
Manufacturing Day is a nationwide event where manufacturers and training facilities open their doors to educate the public about the potential of modern manufacturing, and foster interest in manufacturing careers.
The LSC-North Harris event will feature instructors from college programs such as welding, machining and HVAC-R, and provide visitors an opportunity to experience live demonstrations and interactive training with real-world machining technology from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LSC-North Harris Courtyard, located at 2700 W. W. Thorne Drive in Houston.
“We are very grateful for the opportunity to host Manufacturing Day at LSC-North Harris this year,” said Albert Urbina, director of applied technology at LSC-North Harris. “Manufacturing Day will be instrumental in bringing in both students and members of the community to see the impactful role that manufacturing plays not only in our city, but in the world.”
One of the biggest challenges faced by manufacturers today is a gap in skilled labor. LSC is nationally recognized as a leader in training and educating students looking to enter the workforce with the skills employers are looking for. Giving manufacturers a time to educate the community about what they do provides them with an opportunity to connect directly with local job seekers and students to begin to address the issue of the shortage of skilled labor that they face.
On Nov. 4, voters will be asked to approve a LSC bond referendum which will be used to create more learning space to accommodate the extraordinary growth in the region and fund construction of new Advanced Technology Centers to help fill the critical shortage of trained technical workers.
Manufacturing Day began Oct. 5, 2012, and was created to correct public perception of the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing environments, which include highly trained, well-paid employees who work on state-of-the- art equipment, are commonly thought of as old factories designed for low-skilled workers. Manufacturing Day addresses this misperception by giving organizations an opportunity to show exactly what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t.
“Our goal is to encourage job seekers to see the potential that exists in the manufacturing field, and inform them that we provide affordable training that can lead to a well-paid, successful career,” added Urbina.
For more information about Manufacturing Day at LCS-North Harris, call 281.618.5528. To learn more about Manufacturing Day, visit www.mfgday.com.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.