School Speakers

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry employee sharing during Make It In Union County Week

The Make It in Union County  Speakers will introduce students and educators to the great careers in manufacturing.

Speakers from local business and industry spend time in the classroom sharing information about their business, career opportunities, education requirements to work in their business, salary ranges, and more.

Last year’s student survey results showed 93% of the students learned new information about the companies and the career opportunities available to them from these presentations.

Speakers will be in a variety of classrooms across Union County Public School middle and high schools during the weeks of September 18 – October 13.

We request all speakers attend a training session on September 13 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 at the Chamber.

Daytime Field Trip

Students Touring Boyd Corp

We support efforts to build an ongoing talent pipeline through field trips with Union County Public Schools students. These tours allow manufacturers to showcase operations, which can generate enthusiasm for their company and the manufacturing industry.

Students get to see in-person what a career in manufacturing could look like, along with an up-close look at how operations work.

These tours take place during school time October 2-6 2023. If you are interested in hosting a tour, a Career and Technical Education staff member from UCPS will follow up with you to help plan details. Due to school policies, these tours need to be scheduled by the middle of September.

Evening Open House

Students touring Goulston Technologies

Part of the outreach for Make It In Union County includes educating parents about career opportunities for students. Local manufacturers can do this through Open House Tours.

Open House Tours typically take place after school hours and in the evenings and are open to the general public. It is a great opportunity to engage the community and inform them about the career opportunities available here in Union County.

These tours can be scheduled during Make It In Union County week (October 2-6) or the week before or after.

If you are interested in hosting one of these tours, a Chamber member will reach out after  you fill out the form to discuss details.

If you are interested in participating in any of the Make It In Union County events listed above, please fill out an informational form. A team member from the Chamber or UCPS will follow up.