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IndustryWeek Plants Seeds of Change on Manufacturing Day

September 12, 2019

CLEVELAND, Sept. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IndustryWeek, the leading publication that serves operations and decision-makers in the manufacturing industry, announces its Manufacturing Day event, in collaboration with Applied Industrial Technologies.

On October 4, 2019, IndustryWeek will connect over 70 local high school students with top area manufacturers to help finally reverse America’s talent gap.

Coinciding with the Manufacturing Day activities occurring around the country, this event will show local-area students some of the exciting opportunities a manufacturing career can deliver. Students in grades 9-12 will participate in roundtable discussions with local mentors and young manufacturing professionals, and take hands-on tours of local manufacturing facilities, including ABB, Foseco, Lincoln Electric and SKF.

The goal of the event is simple: to expose a critical new generation to an industry that is critical to America’s health and prosperity. This event will showcase the diverse range of career opportunities the manufacturing industry presents—from engineering and cybersecurity to welding and metalworking.

“We’ve been talking about the skills gap for 50 years; it’s time we did something about it,” says Travis Hessman, Editor-in-Chief of IndustryWeek. “We see this event as the seed of a real solution. By exposing these students to all the potential manufacturing offers, we will start a conversation that vastly expands their career horizons while helping ensure a prosperous future for the industry, the country and this next generation.”

IndustryWeek developed this unique Manufacturing Day event in collaboration with Cleveland-based industrial distributor Applied Industrial Technologies.

“We are excited to support Manufacturing Day and engage today’s high school students with important and relevant career path opportunities. Planned activities will highlight science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as among the key skills of the evolving marketplace,” says Jason Vasquez, Vice President – Sales & Marketing of Applied Industrial Technologies.

The Manufacturing Day event will take place in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, in the Oswald Centre with help of the host sponsor, Oswald Companies. Other sponsors include: Foseco, Team NEO, Delta Dental, MAGNET, Air Technical Industries, ABB, SKF, Lincoln Electric, Ohio Extension Partnership and MTD.

For more information about the event, please visit our Manufacturing Day site.

About IndustryWeekIndustryWeek (IW) lives and breathes transformational manufacturing. Decision-makers and disruptors turn to IW for the news, trends, strategies and best practices that help companies leverage talent and technology to achieve revolutionary leadership practices, business models, production systems, and products. The only media brand with intensive, dedicated coverage of the nearly $6 trillion U.S. manufacturing industry and the supply chains around the globe that feed it, IW has an over 100-year history of honoring leaders in manufacturing operations through distinguished programs such as the IW Best Plants, the IW 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers, and the IW US 500.

About Applied Industrial TechnologiesFounded in 1923, Applied Industrial Technologies is a leading value-added distributor of bearings, power transmission products, engineered fluid power components and systems, specialty flow control solutions, and other industrial supplies, serving MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber, fluid power, and flow control shop services. Applied also offers storeroom services and inventory management solutions that provide added value to its customers. For more information, visit www.applied.com.

About InformaInforma PLC is a leading, international business to business information services Group, operating in over 30 countries. We create transaction-led exhibitions and content-based events, specialist data, intelligence and marketing services products, as well as scholarly research and specialist reference-led academic content. Our products and services help businesses and professionals connect, learn, do business and gain an edge over the competition. Informa is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Travis HessmanEditor-in-ChiefIndustryWeek216.931.9114travis.hessman@informa.com