Manufacturing Day coming up at PVCC

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Two Piedmont Virginia Community College programs are getting ready for an event on modern manufacturing.

The Manufacturing and Electronics Technology programs will host Manufacturing Day on Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at PVCC's main campus.

At 10 a.m., there will be a panel discussion on modern manufacturing followed by a career fair and student technology labs beginning at 11 a.m.

This is an annual event to raise awareness about manufacturing, engineering, technology and STEM programs among high school and college students as well as the general public.

It will feature live demonstrations by area businesses, employers, and manufacturing leaders. There will also be student projects and presentations.

“We are thrilled to open our doors to build a community around manufacturing, engineering and technology,” said Eric Bredder, PVCC assistant professor of electronics and engineering technology. “The mix of speakers, partners, students, activities and demonstrations paints a small portion of a larger picture here in the greater Charlottesville region. We are building on the creative applications being taught at PVCC to help foster a successful workforce in manufacturing, electronics, drafting, technology and more.”

Attendees will get to tour PVCC's newly renovated electronics and engineering labs and try hands-on activities.

Manufacturing ay is free and open to the general public to attend.

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