Kentucky Local News, Weather, Sports | Lexington, KY | WKYT

Program seeks more students in manufacturing

Some northern Kentucky high school students are part of a pilot program that aims to convince more teens to pursue careers in manufacturing.

MGN Online

HEBRON, Ky. (AP) - Some northern Kentucky high school students are part of a pilot program that aims to convince more teens to pursue careers in manufacturing.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports a group of six students from Kenton County Schools spent a week at MAG, a Hebron manufacturer of machine tools and watched as workers built machines to make aircraft parts. They also learned about supply chains, quality control and software engineering.

When the students return to classes in the fall, they will act as ambassadors for manufacturers and meet with other students to try to persuade them to go into the field.

Stephen Goins, a 16-year-old student at Dixie Heights and the Engineering Academy, says it was interesting to see how technical and advanced manufacturing has become.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 211684501 - wkyt.com/a?a=211684501
Gray Television, Inc.