ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Local junior high students are spending the week touring and learning about manufacturing in the area.
Zane State College held their annual Guernsey and Muskingum County Summer Manufacturing Camps these last two weeks to teach and show students what manufacturing plants have to offer. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office started these camps in 2013 and Guernsey started participating four years ago, while Muskingum County started participating three years ago.
“Senator [Sherrod Brown] said manufacturing is very important to the state of Ohio, it’s important to the world, but of course very important to our state,” Tech Prep Coordinator Katie Good said. “It’s one of those things we really need to create more awareness around the manufacturing that’s available in our local area and to show these students that there are good careers that are available at these facilities.”
According to the senator’s office this learning opportunity is about local careers, touring local facilities, learning from experts, learning how products are made, participating in teamwork, and working on special projects.
“So we have two main activities we’re doing this year,” Good said. “The first is a hydraulic powered robot arm. So they put the robot arm together, they figure out how hydraulics work to be able to power the arm, and make it work.”
The second project is the students using the welding lab at Zane State’s Cambridge Ohio campus to design and cut out a sign for them to take home. The Manufacturing camp in Muskingum County is July 31, 2017 through August 4, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.