A student sits in front of a welding simulator with a welder in hand and a man in a red polo is standing next to him instructing him on how to weld.

Freshman Manufacturing Day at Lake Superior State University

On October 18, 2019, Freshman Manufacturing Day took place at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Students attending this event from around the Eastern Upper Peninsula learned about skilled trades, manufacturing, communication, and teamwork.

Activities included a welding simulator, a competition to see who would build the biggest tower out of uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows, the telephone game, a dancing robot, and multiple safety and informational presentations.

Regional employers, including manufacturers, energy co-ops, and more were in attendance, giving students a unique view of the many opportunities available to them after they graduate.

This informative event was facilitated by the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District in cooperation with community partners in workforce and economic development.