Iowa Central Community College and Hagie Manufacturing Company Will Host an Open House for National Manufacturing Day on October 3rd from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M.

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Manufacturing Day 2014 has been designed to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing's value to the U.S. economy. ICCC and Hagie Manufacturing Company are sponsoring an Open House for the public to connect with manufacturers to explore how they can be involved in the growing number of manufacturing-related careers across the country.

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Lindsay Henderson, TAACCCT Grant Project Manager.."Partnering with Hagie Manufacturing allows us to not only show the potential job opportunities but also the educational programs with ICCC to prepare them for these jobs."

Manufacturing has always been the backbone of America. Over the past century the industry has grown. Today's manufacturing is about advanced technologies, state of the art facilities and fast paced work environments.

One of the main challenges facing manufacturers today is a growing gap in skilled labor. More than 82 percent of manufacturers report a moderate or serious shortage in skilled production workers. To address this issue, more people must be inspired to pursue manufacturing careers.

MFG Day 2014 is a celebration of what 12 million people around the United States experience every day – pride at working in manufacturing. The featured manufacture in our area, Hagie Manufacturing Company, will be open for tours to share exciting, contemporary manufacturing techniques with visitors from their surrounding communities.

Hagie Manufacturing is the leader in manufacturing innovative agricultural sprayers and other high clearance agricultural equipment. The plant is a modern day example of the facilities and highly skilled workforce that today's manufacturers have to offer.

The Open House at Hagie Manufacturing Company located at 721 Central Avenue West in Clarion will be October 3rd from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Tours of the facility and introductions to the manufacturing-related careers will be offered to the public. Food and refreshments will also be provided. Registrations are being taken at Iowa Central Community College.

"Hagie Manufacturing Company is an excellent example of what a modern day manufacturing plant looks like and provides a firsthand chance to learn about real career opportunities," states Lindsay Henderson, TAACCCT Grant Project Manager at Iowa Central Community College. "Partnering with Hagie Manufacturing allows us to not only show the potential job opportunities but also the educational programs with ICCC to prepare them for these jobs. We would also like to invite the media, civic leaders, parents and educators to also learn more about modern-day manufacturing."

Iowa Central Community College is located at One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, IA and serves the nine counties of Buena Vista, Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster and Wright. For more information, you can contact Lindsay Henderson at 515-574-1973 or at henderson_l(at)iowacentral(dot)edu. Iowa Central Community College's website is http://www.iowacentral.edu.

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