Program seeks more students in manufacturing

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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.

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