Teaching kids about the future of manufacturing was the idea behind a special tour Tuesday at Venture Plastics in Newton Falls.
The company has partnered with the school district and wants students to know that there are good-paying jobs available in the skilled trades.
“They’ve been stimulated ever since childhood about technology, so what we have to do is show them that there is technology, not just in college but also here in manufacturing, whether it’s the robotics that you’ve seen, the processing, all of that technology that they have grown up with. They can now apply that to manufacturing,” said Venture Plastics President Steve Trapp.
School leaders say there continues to be a demand for people working in manufacturing jobs, so manufacturing businesses keep pushing schools to show students alternatives to college.