Local Manufacturers Meet with Cumberland County Students on Manufacturing Day

Oct 4, 2021 | Blog Posts

Join us as we celebrate Manufacturing Day, held yearly on the first Friday in October. The day emphasizes the significance of the manufacturing industry and its employees and highlights the array of occupations available for future generations to pursue a rewarding career in the sector.

To spur excitement around manufacturing jobs, FCEDC and Cumberland County Schools have organized a series of virtual sessions between local manufacturers and students enrolled in engineering and technology classes. Participating manufacturers include:

  • Nitta Gelatin, the top global supplier of gelatin and collagen ingredients used in pharmaceuticals and food, is meeting with Southview High School’s Technology classes to discuss career paths in gelatin production and associated fields.
  • The Chemours Company, a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, is meeting with students from Jack Britt High School’s Integrated Systems Technology Academy of Engineering (ISTA).
  • DuPont will introduce Westover High School’s Engineering classes to careers in cutting-edge technology. At their Fayetteville Works facility, DuPont produces component materials for polyvinyl fluoride film used in the protective backing layer of solar cells, a renewable energy technology that converts sunlight into electricity.
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With an increasing demand for highly skilled professionals, these collaborative educational sessions serve to inspire a new generation of manufacturers in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Many of these jobs require specialized skills and training, provided by our local educational institutions. They include careers in engineering, computer operations, maintenance, safety, human resources, management, and logistics.

As one of the primary drivers of our national economy, the manufacturing sector employs millions in cutting-edge fields utilizing innovative technology such as 3D printing, automation, robotics, drones, and virtual reality. In addition, the sector produces goods that improve, save, and sustain lives such as medical equipment, household appliances, and food products.

Fayetteville and Cumberland County have a long tradition of making what the world needs. Many innovative manufacturers have chosen to produce in our community, from metalworking to auto parts, to proteins and plastics, to electrical equipment and transmission components. According to Emsi, an economic modeling data platform, manufacturing employs more than 6,000 in Cumberland County, providing more than $447 million in wages each year.

To find out more interesting facts about the Manufacturing industry, please click here.

FCEDC hopes you will join us in recognizing local manufacturers and their significant contributions to Fayetteville and Cumberland County.