Williamsburg-James City County celebrates 3rd annual Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day events are being held across Virginia to illustrate the Commonwealth’s leadership in
preparing students for advanced technology, logistics, and manufacturing careers as well as developing a
workforce with the “right” skills to meet industry needs.
The Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones attended this year’s event in Williamsburg and shared the
importance of a good education to earn middle class wages. Then he read a proclamation from Terence R.
McAuliffe, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia:
WHEREAS, it is critical to the growth of the manufacturing sector in the Commonwealth that today’s students,
the source of tomorrow’s workforce, are exposed to the opportunities and benefits of a career in manufacturing
through career and technical education and worksite experiences and learning that motivate students, and their
parents, teachers, and counselors to learn more about manufacturing and the education, training and workforce
credentials to access regionally available, good paying manufacturing jobs; and
Whereas, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) and the Association for Manufacturing
Excellence (AME), along with other organizations, have called for manufacturers to assist public schools in better
informing students about careers in manufacturing through the Adopt-A-School on Manufacturing Day initiative
that gives young people an opportunity to visit, and learn from, a local manufacturing company.
Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) School Division and the community held their third annual
Manufacturing Day Celebration. WJCC was the first school division in North America to deploy AME’s Adopt-ASchool on Manufacturing Day initiative. Students, teachers and guidance counselors were given tours of the
manufacturing plants at six local companies, including Anheuser-Busch, Ball Corp., Coresix Precision Glass,
Owens-Illinois, Printpack Inc. and the Walmart Distribution Center.
On those tours students learned about the diversity of careers, as well the high-tech skills needed for advanced
technology, logistics, and manufacturing careers. The students also learned about the various career paths
available to prepare for these exciting and rewarding careers.
Students then shared what they learned from touring the local companies at Legacy Hall. First, they were
surprised to see how advanced technology, logistics, and manufacturing techniques were integrated into the
daily operations. Second, they learned about the exciting and rewarding manufacturing careers were with an
opportunity to advance from an entry level job into management.
The year’s event was sponsored by the WJCC School Division, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, James
City County, Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, City of Williamsburg, Thomas Nelson
Community College, College of William & Mary, and the community. The goal of this initiative is to graduate on
time career-ready citizens with the right skills to join the workforce and or continue with post-secondary
education or credentialing on a journey of lifelong learning.
Next year Williamsburg-James City County will hold its 4th annual National Manufacturing Day Celebration on the
first Friday of October, 2016.
Glenn Marshall, Newport News Shipbuilding (retired), Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Recruiting a “Nation of Makers, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, 757 585 1196
[email protected] and www.ame.org
Williamsburg-James City County celebrates 3rd annual Manufacturing Day
WJCC Manufacturing Day Flyer 2015
The Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones attends Williamsburg – James City County
celebration of National Manufacturing Day 2 October, 2015
Glenn Marshall, Newport News Shipbuilding (retired), Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Recruiting a “Nation of Makers, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, 757 585 1196
[email protected] and www.ame.org
Williamsburg-James City County celebrates 3rd annual Manufacturing Day
From Left to right Heather Cordasco WJCC School Board, Dr Steven Constantino WJCC Superintendent,
Glenn Marshall Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Secretary Maurice Jones, Ruth Larson WJCC
School Board,. Bryan J. Hill County Administrator
Governor’s Proclamation
From Left to right Heather Cordasco, WJCC School Board, Dr Steven Constantino, WJCC Superintendent, Glenn
Marshall, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Secretary Maurice Jones, Bryan J. Hill
County Administrator, Karen Riordan, Greater Williamsburg Chamber, Ruth Larson, WJCC School Board
Glenn Marshall, Newport News Shipbuilding (retired), Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Recruiting a “Nation of Makers, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, 757 585 1196
[email protected] and www.ame.org
Williamsburg-James City County celebrates 3rd annual Manufacturing Day
Jim Stevenson – Printpack Inc. briefs Williamsburg – James City County students on rewarding careers in
manufacturing on national Manufacturing Day, Friday 2 October 2105
Glenn Marshall, Newport News Shipbuilding (retired), Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Recruiting a “Nation of Makers, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, 757 585 1196
[email protected] and www.ame.org
Williamsburg-James City County celebrates 3rd annual Manufacturing Day
WJCC will be attending the AME National Conference and be part of a Special Interest Session
Reshoring Initiative / Warhill High School / AME - Recruiting a nation of makers: bringing jobs back home and
building 21st century workers with pride link to the session link to the session
Glenn Marshall, Newport News Shipbuilding (retired), Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Recruiting a “Nation of Makers, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, 757 585 1196
[email protected] and www.ame.org
Williamsburg-James City County celebrates 3rd annual Manufacturing Day
Glenn Marshall, Newport News Shipbuilding (retired), Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Recruiting a “Nation of Makers, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, 757 585 1196
[email protected] and www.ame.org