Entergy Arkansas will sponsor Manufacturing Day 2016 at the South campus of Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock on Friday (Oct. 7), hosting more than 1,100 middle and high school students for a exhibition fair.
Manufacturers from the region will provide interactive exhibits to local secondary students as part of an effort to change student’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other local community members at open houses, plant tours, and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.
Dr. Margaret Ellibee, president of Pulaski Technical College, along with Entergy Arkansas President and CEO Rick Riley, Sen. Jane English, R-North Little Rock, and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will offer welcoming comments to both industry and students at 10 a.m.
Exhibitors at this year’s event include: 3M; American Welding Society; Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Unit; Cameron Internation; Caterpillar; Custom Aircraft Cabinets; Dassault Falcon Jet; De Wafelbakkers; Entergy Arkansas; Galley Support Innovations; Georg Fischer Harvel; Imbibitive Technologies Corp.; Kimberly-Clark Corp.; Lexicon, Inc.; LM Wind Power; L’Oréal; Molex; Plastic Ingenuity; Pulaski Technical College; Welsco Inc.; and Welspun Pipes.