Manufacturing Month

October 2017

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To showcase the importance of manufacturing in Lorain County, business, industry, government and education have developed a series of activities for high school students through adults all in the month of October. Events that are scheduled during Manufacturing Month in Lorain County are listed below.

2017 Manufacturing Month Calendar of Events:

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Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Month Kick-Off Event
Friday, October 6
9 am
33490 Pin Oak Parkway, Avon Lake


Lorain County Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Month Business After Hours

Tuesday, October 3
5 to 7 pm 
Railroad Brewing Co.
1010 Center Road, Avon 

Come and get a tour of the manufacturing process behind making beer from one of the county’s newest breweries. There is a $10 fee.


STEM Showcase and Discover Your Super Hero

Tuesday, October 10
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
LCCC College Center Commons
1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria

This interactive event will highlight STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines with a special focus on engineering. The STEM showcase is mainly designed for middle and high school students and is offered free of cost. Female engineering students and engineers from the industry will share their experiences. Female officers from the U.S. Army will also be on hand to speak to the students. Attendees will have the opportunity to use the STEM truck, a national asset from the Army, a welding simulator and more. Women engineers from New Zealand, India, the National Science Foundation and Washington, D.C. will participate virtually.

SWE President Jessica Rannow will give a lightning talk on “STEM Inspiration.” A live broadcast of the event will also be available for those who register.

For more information contact SWE Faculty Advisor Ramona Anand at or (440) 366-4930.


Diversity in STEM

Tuesday, October 10th
12:15 – 1 pm
LCCC College Center Commons
1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria
Pizza Lunch will follow

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Manzano, General Manager Ford, Avon Lake

Brought to you by:

Lorain County Community College
Lorain County Growth Partnership
Women in Manufacturing

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North Ridgeville Ranger High Tech Academy  – Manufacturing Panel

Thursday, October 12
1 – 2 pm


Lorain County JVS – Manufacturing Panel

Monday, October 24
9 – 10 am & 12:45 – 1:45 pm


LCCC Techno Friday

Friday, October 27
9 am to 1 pm
Nord Advanced Technology Center
Lorain County Community College

Explore training in three different high-demand careers.

Call (440) 366-4005 to RSVP.


Keystone High School – Manufacturing Panel

Monday, October 30
1:35 – 2:25 pm


Foundations for Manufacturing Careers – FREE Training

Starts November 6

LCCC non-credit, fast-track (5-week modules) training to meet employer demands for entry-level workers with academic and technical skills.

Program focuses on Safety, Production Practices, MSSC Quality, Maintenance Awareness.

Call Tammy Jenkins at (440) 366-4367 or email her at


Lorain County Growth Partnership 

LCGP253 (1)The Lorain County Growth Partnership’s goal during manufacturing month is to create awareness of manufacturing in Lorain County and to highlight career pathways in manufacturing to local high school students and transitional workers. Our collaboration with businesses and educators gives us an opportunity for open dialogue to understand the skills needed for future employees and allows our schools to show what they are doing to prepare students for the workforce.