Connecting employers with skilled workers at the CFCC Manufacturing Day Expo

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 6:10 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2021 at 2:05 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - More than 20 employers attended the CFCC Manufacturing Day Expo on Thursday.

The expo offered high school, middle school, CFCC students, and the public the opportunity to connect with local manufacturing employers and learn about job training programs available at CFCC.

“We’ve heard that much as 31% of some of the schools are turning out kids that don’t have a plan when they graduate,” said John Downing, vice president of economics and workforce development. “So here’s an opportunity to educate these folks on who the employers are what the training will look like to get a job to these folks, and how much time they need to invest in it. So it’s the perfect opportunity to grab that population before they leave school.”

Among the participating employers were:

• Acme Smoked Fish

• American Skin


• Cape Fear Catamarans

• Ceramic Dental Brackets

• Corning

• Feller Power Cords

• Flow Sciences

• GE Hitachi Nuclear

• GE Aviation

• Highland Roofing Company

• HSM Machine Works

• Master Machining

• Mojotone

• PaperFoam USA

• Polyhose

• Southern Industrial

• Sturdy Corp.

• Triosim

• Wilmington Grill

• Yogasleep

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