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Haywood High Students Tour Area Industries

The HHS freshmen in Mr. James Moss’s Principles of Manufacturing classes celebrated National Manufacturing Month with tours of four Brownsville industries recently.  Precision Coils, Lasco Fittings, Dynametal Technologies, and Cascades-IFC opened their doors to give over 60 students a behind-the-scenes look at manufacturing as a possible career choice.

“It’s not too early for these freshmen to learn about what a career in manufacturing looks like,” Mr. Moss commented.  “They got some real hands-on exposure to the skills and training local companies are looking for in future employees.  The Electromechanical program we offer at Haywood High fits right in with what industry needs.”

Teknor Apex Tennessee and HR Manager Jeff Autry also joined in supporting 20+ students with plant tours for upperclassmen in the Electromechanical program.  The partnership between Haywood County’s education and industry leaders to give students work-based learning experiences is the most important part of Haywood’s Pathways initiative.  To learn more about Haywood High’s Manufacturing program.

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Students get a close-up view of Dynametal Technologies’ processes from President Bob Nolan.

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Haywood High freshmen took a quick break from their tour of Cascades-IFC to pose with CTE Director Pam Diebold and Cascades-IFC HR Manager Shannon Williams and Quality Control Manager John Finn.

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Lasco Fittings HR Manager Chuck Nicholson explains one of the many operations going on at the Brownsville facility.

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Students watch as a Precisions Coils technician performs one of several precise steps in making custom coils for commercial refrigeration units.  Thanks to HR Manager Renee Sisk for setting up the tour!