2023 Make It In Union County Week

Make It in Union County is a grassroots effort to increase awareness of the positive impact manufacturers have on our community and to promote manufacturing as a top career choice. Our goal is to increase awareness among students, parents, and educators – that today’s manufacturing field is a great place to work, with excellent career opportunities and high-paying jobs.

Visit JobsinUnionCounty.com to check out current opportunities close to home. Whether you’re looking for a new career or know someone in need of a job, save this site and be sure to check it often for the latest openings.

The week kicks off with a Social Media Blitz Day on Monday, October 2, 2023.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube for sneak peaks inside Union County manufacturers, along with fun and interesting facts about manufacturing in Union County and across the country.

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The celebration continues throughout the week. UCPS Students will have the opportunity to tour manufacturing companies in Monroe to learn about the career opportunities in manufacturing and trades.

Local Manufacturers will host open houses in the evening.

  • Wednesday, October 4: South Piedmont Community College and the Tyson Family Center for Technology
  • Thursday, October 5: Goulston Technologies.

Sign up for an Open House tour here.

The week will culminate with the invitation-only Manufacturing Celebration Breakfast.

The passing of Eric Dixon was a great loss for our community. Eric was employed at ATI in Monroe, was an active participant in Make It In Union County and was Chair of the 2023 Union County NC Chamber Board of Directors. Additionally, he was involved with several other civic and nonprofit organizations.

In Eric’s honor, we have created the Eric Dixon Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to South Piedmont Community College students interested in manufacturing, trades, and apprenticeships.

If you are interested in contributing to the scholarship fund, please consider donating to:

Eric Dixon Memorial Scholarship Fund
PO Box 126
Polkton, NC 28135