The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Workforce Development Division hosted their 3rd annual Manufacturing Day presented by Frito Lay on Friday, October 7, for more than 240 students from Lamar Consolidated ISD. Manufacturing Day provides an opportunity to highlight modern manufacturing, industrial and construction industries — that offer diverse, high-paying career opportunities. The event showcased local industry exhibits and tours of HCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Center programs in manufacturing, industrial automation, drone piloting, robotics and welding.
“Events like Manufacturing Day are important to offer young students the opportunity to be wowed and get excited about well-paying jobs in our County and Region,” said Commissioner Andy Meyers, Fort Bend County, Pct. 3. “Being able to meet and speak with industry professionals about career journeys and day-to-day work experiences in areas like advanced manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics and other tech is so invaluable, and I am very appreciate of the Central Fort Bend Chamber and its partners’ efforts to host this event! I was also very impressed with the students I spoke with at Manufacturing Day – well informed and engaged!”
“Today’s event was a huge success. It was great to see the students interact with our local industries,” said Kristin Weiss, IOM, President & CEO of the Central Fort Bend Chamber. “Our intent with Manufacturing Day is to provide an opportunity to introduce students to future career paths through local higher education and industries in our area. By having events like Manufacturing Day, we are growing our future workforce organically and locally.”
Our sponsors for Manufacturing Day included: Presenting Sponsor – Gurecky Manufacturing; Bus Sponsors – CenterPoint Energy and HCSS; Lunch & Snack Sponsors – Paradigm Consulting and Frito Lay-Rosenberg and Exhibitors – University of Houston College of Technology, Texas State Technical College, Express Employment Professionals, Terry’s Landscape, Engelbrecht Manufacturing and Houston Community College Southwest.
- Manufacturing Day Resolution presented by Commissioner Andy Meyers, FBC, Pct. 3 (Pictures L-R: Dr. Kayse Lazar-CTE Executive Director, LCISD; Alberto Urbina – Dean, HCC Advanced Manufacturing Center; Kristin Weiss, IOM – President & CEO, Central Fort Bend Chamber; Dr. Madeline Burillo – HCC Southwest; Commissioner Andy Meyers – FBC, Pct. 3)
- LCISD Students in the 3D Processing Lab at SCC-Stafford.
- Presenting Sponsor, Frito Lay, speaks to LCISD Students.
- LCISD Students in learning in the Advanced Manufacturing Center at HCC-Stafford
- Students learning about the programs at TSTC
- LCISD CTE Students with HCC Eagle Mascot, Dr. Burillo-HCC Southwest and Commissioner Meyers-FBC, Pct. 3
The Central Fort Bend Chamber is the oldest chamber in Fort Bend County. The mission is to cultivate community connections, advocate for business and facilitate growth. For more information on Manufacturing Day or the Central Fort Bend Chamber, please visit www.cfbca.org.