The Knox Middle School is hosting Manufacturer’s Day tomorrow. A total of 15 local companies will have booths set up for 7th graders from Knox, Oregon-Davis and North Judson-San Pierre to visit and learn about what they do. Students will also learn what qualifications are necessary to work there. Knox Middle School Principal Joshua Pugh says hands-on learning like this really helps students think about their futures.
It’s really important to us because as much as we want to talk to kids about what it takes to get that job after high school or get that job after college it’s that real world experience of seeing the booth, seeing the product and understanding what they need to be able to do to create that,” said Pugh.
Pugh added the students have a wonderful opportunity to not only learn about manufactures but what’s going on in the community as well.