In the morning on October 5th, CVTC officially kicked off manufacturing month by inviting the local business community to gather, network, eat some breakfast, and tour the new manufacturing facilities. Attendees got to tour the brand-new Automated Fabrication Lab, complete with robotic MIG welders, and attend a short workshop about safety training in the workplace. The Automated Fabrication Lab will allow students to gain experience on machines that closely resemble what they may work on after graduation.

The CCEDC attended this event because the Chippewa Valley economy is heavily dependent on its talent pipeline. CVTC is actively making the process easier for one to get an education and get a job in their field. In fact, 92 percent of graduates are able to find work in six months. 88 percent of those people stay in Wisconsin, reinvesting in the success of our economy.