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Manufacturing YOUR Future is a new manufacturing initiative for high school students. Teams will select a manufacturing-based challenge – from engineering prototypes to logistics and lean manufacturing – and present their solutions at the 2016 Manufacturing Competition scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2016. Each challenge developed by our partners deals with a variety of disciplines and relates to problems employees/employers in the field encounter every day. In addition to the valuable hands-on experience of solving a real-world manufacturing problem, participants interested in manufacturing careers will also benefit from working with industry mentors and exposure to the innovative companies that Licking County has to offer.

 

Teams are forming now!

REGISTER YOUR TEAM HERE UNTIL OCTOBER 10, 2016

Registration must be completed by Challenge Coaches (teachers or parents) and include a Team Name and contact information for the coach. 

Download the team information packet here.

 


PICK A MANUFACTURING CHALLENGE

Each of the manufacturing challenges deals with a variety of disciplines and relates to problems industries encounter every day. You can accept the challenge to create solutions as an individual or form a team.

To provide a thorough overview of each challenge, you are invited to attend one or both Manufacturing Challenge Presentations hosted by experts from our partner industries.

Manufacturing Challenge #1: Presented by Screen Machine Industries LLC
Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 5-6 p.m. 
Location: Screen Machine Industries LLC, 10685 Columbus Pkwy, Etna, OH 43062
Contact information:  Aaron Witte, Engineer [email protected]

Manufacturing Challenge #2: Presented by Polymer Technologies and Services Inc.
Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5-­‐6 p.m.
Location: Polymer Technologies and Services Inc., 1835 James Pkwy, Heath, OH 43056
Contact Information: Ed Melanson, Plant Manager [email protected]

Presentation Videos and PowerPoints for both Challenges will be available after the presentation date.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

PICK UP A MANUFACTURING KIT

August 30 - October 14, 2016: High School Kit Pick Up
Registrants may pick up free Manufacturing Kits for their selected challenge at The Works, 55 S. 1st Street, Newark 43055, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Teams must be registered before picking up a kit.


ATTEND A PRESENTATION SKILLS WORKSHOP

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - Time and Location TBD
Students and teachers may both attend the Presentation Skills Workshop.
Preregistration is REQUIRED by Tuesday, September 27 to Meghan Federer at [email protected].

 

In addition to preregistering, please also be sure to contact Kaitlin Brucker at [email protected] with information about your presentation. This will allow her to better prepare the workshop for registered attendees.  


Manufacturing Challenge Judging and Awards

Saturday, October 22, 2016  Noon-4 p.m., The Works

  • Noon – 3 p.m. - Industry and partner displays
  • Challenge Solutions Judging - Will take place in two dedicated locations concurrently with the opportunities to explore the displays.  Exact timing TBD.

 


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