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Dave Cozzi (right) directs Nicholas Frost (left) to put on personal protective equipment gear during Joliet Junior College's fifth annual Manufacturing Day, held Oct. 9 at the college's main campus in Joliet.

Dave Cozzi (right) directs Nicholas Frost (left) to put on personal protective equipment gear during Joliet Junior College's fifth annual Manufacturing Day, held Oct. 9 at the college's main campus in Joliet.

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Manufacturing Day opens opportunities

Nearly 800 students attended the fifth annual Manufacturing Day at Joliet Junior College. The event on Oct. 9th introduced high school students not only to technical careers in human resources, finance and computer science, but also informed them of the technical skills needed to secure employment and succeed in the manufacturing industry. “The more we educate students on what manufacturing involves, the more likely they will gravitate toward related fields of study,” said Amy Murphy, dean of applied arts, workforce education and training for Joliet Junior College. The event was a partnership between Joliet Junior College and Three Rivers Manufacturers’ Association.