Student Visitors to Madison-Kipp Corporation Gain Firsthand Look at Manufacturing
The tour of the Madison, Wisconsin facility is part of Madison-Kipp's National Manufacturing Day celebration.
As part of National Manufacturing Day activities, Madison-Kipp Corporation (Madison, WI) offered nearly 100 students from Madison’s La Follette and East High Schools an opportunity to see first hand the tremendous career opportunities offered by manufacturing.
“Today’s manufacturing facility is a high-tech, dynamic workplace that provides family-sustaining jobs to highly skilled workers,” says Mark Meunier, vice president of human resources for Madison-Kipp Corporation. “We are proud to show the next generation of Wisconsin’s workforce the exciting career opportunities available in manufacturing.”
During their tour, students saw 21st century manufacturing in action. The company’s experienced workforce utilizes state-of-the-art technology and engineering in a clean, safe environment to produce components used by a wide variety of industry sectors. Students also learned about lifelong career pathways within manufacturing with the assistance of Madison-Kipp employees and Madison College representatives who will be on hand to explain about the available options and answer any questions.
This year’s National Day of Manufacturing was part of a nationwide recognition of the contributions of manufacturing, as well as state commemorations of the importance of manufacturing to Wisconsin’s economy. The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is collaborating with various state agencies and organizations, including the Wisconsin Technical College System and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce to showcase the significant contribution manufacturing makes to current and long-term economic stability. According to the DWD, Wisconsin manufacturing contributes $50 billion to the state’s economy and employs nearly 450,000 workers statewide.