'Heavy Metal Tour' Promotes Careers in Manufacturing at MATC's Oak Creek Campus Oct. 6

Oct. 2, 2012

The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce, local manufacturers and Milwaukee Area Technical College are joining forces to raise the awareness of middle and high school students, their parents, job seekers and the community about careers and opportunities in manufacturing. Dubbed the “Heavy Metal Tour,” the free, public event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) Center at MATC’s Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave.

Participants will tour ECAM, talk with manufacturers, and experience working with computerized equipment and robotics. They will learn about the growing number of career options in the manufacturing sector as well as training opportunities for those jobs. Among the participating companies are Caterpillar Global Mining; ESC Services, Inc.; Harley-Davidson; Iverson and Company; Krones, Inc.; National Technologies; Nucor Cold Finish-Wisconsin; PPG Industries; and WE Energies.

There will be a drawing for a scholarship to attend a manufacturing-related program at MATC’s Oak Creek Campus. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 200 registrants for the scholarship drawing.

ECAM is a $9 million, 34,000-square-foot facility which is home to many educational and training opportunities. Opened in late 2007, ECAM hosts learning laboratories in advanced manufacturing, manufacturing welding, advanced software, energy solutions, HVAC digital controls and HVAC computers.

For more information, call the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce at (414) 768-5845 or visit www.southsuburbanchamber.com.

Wisconsin’s largest technical college and the most diverse two-year institution in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Approximately 50,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers 200 academic programs; nearly 400 transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees; and a Pre-College Education division that assists people to
complete high school, prepare for college or enter the workforce. Overwhelmingly, MATC
graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services.

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