Manufacturing Day brings students and jobs up close
Today's high school graduates have opportunities for manufacturing jobs, and tours on Thursday brought the students up close to jobs in their neighborhood. During the annual Effingham County Manufacturing Day, area high school students took a look at how assembly, technology, automation, welding and other trades can land a recent graduate a job right here close to home. Twelve local manufacturers hosted student tours along with their adult chaperones to multiple places in the area.
How the U.S. Turned Around Manufacturing
Even though the U.S. economy is the largest in the world by GDP, it was a crisis in the manufacturing sector that prompted the government to act to save the industrial sector over the last decade. On the face of it, the U.S. manufacturing sector accounts for 11.6 percent of GDP, employs over 12 million people and makes up two-thirds of all exports. Look below the surface, however, and the economy hasn't always been as healthy.