Students, parents and the public are invited to attend a speaker panel and displays on careers in advanced technologies on Thursday, October 12, from 6 – 8 pm at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (COC). This event highlights “Careers in the Making… design, engineering, fabrication, and more…” Admission and parking are free, but reserve seats are required at www.scvedc.org/mfgday.
Celebrity host Titan Gilroy will be the keynote speaker. Gilroy is the owner of TITANS of CNC, an elite aerospace CNC Machine shop in Northern California, and the Executive Producer and Star of the television series, TITANS of CNC (formerly TITAN American Built). Representatives from local advanced technology companies will discuss career paths in manufacturing and advanced technologies, along with displays and activities explaining opportunities in design, engineering, fabrication, robotics, and distribution.
The William S. Hart Union High School District, College of the Canyons, City of Santa Clarita, SCV Economic Development Corporation, and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting are presenting the event.
“Advanced Technologies represent a significant industry sector in Santa Clarita with job growth in highly skilled, high-wage careers,” said Dr. Mariane Doyle, Director of Career & College Readiness and Adult Education for the Hart School District. “Our business partners are working closely with education so we can provide a pipeline of well-prepared future employees who appreciate the Santa Clarita quality of life while enjoying a career in an exciting industry. High school and adult students alike will benefit from participating in our celebration of the national event… Manufacturing Day.”
During the day following this public event, students currently in the Hart School District’s Advanced Technologies Pathways will attend a presentation by Titan Gilroy, and visit displays and activities conducted by many SCV advanced technology partners: Advanced Bionics, Aerospace Dynamics Inc., Car Lights & Sounds, Donaldson Filtration Solutions, FMI Aerostructures, LSL Instruments (guitars), Remo Drums, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, and Technifex. Students will meet current robotics competitors, NASA HASP (High Altitude Student Payload), and have hands-on engineering and fabrication activities in COC’s FabLab and MakerSpace.
RSVP for the October 12th speaker event at www.scvedc.org/mfgday.