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Edmonds College to host virtual Manufacturing Month 2020 events, Oct. 2-Oct. 22


Manufacturing Month takes place each October and features events that highlight modern manufacturing – a vibrant and growing industry that offers diverse, high-paying career opportunities – from manufacturers across the Americas. 

Edmonds College will celebrate Manufacturing Month 2020 with free, virtual events throughout October. Go to to join.
Edmonds College will celebrate Manufacturing Month 2020 with free, virtual events throughout October. Go to to join.

This year, Edmonds College will go virtual for Manufacturing Month 2020 to showcase the many options for students and workers to jump start or advance their education and careers in STEM and manufacturing. All events are free and open to the public. 

“COVID-19 has presented major challenges to students, educators, job seekers, and employers,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “Although we’re virtual this year, we’re proud to host Manufacturing Month events and hope to encourage people to pursue education and a path toward a better future.”

EC Manufacturing Month 2020 events include

  • Manufacturing Career Panel | 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2
    Panelists will include representatives from aerospace, space, and marine manufacturing: Moderator Emily Wittman, president and CEO Aerospace Futures Alliance; Ann Avary, COE director for the Maritime Center; Kirk Davis, executive director CAMPS; Ed Lowney, director of Operations Crane Aerospace & Electronics – Lynnwood; Allen Gipson, vice president of Corporate Planning, Jamco America; and Rosemary Brester; president and CEO of Hobart Machined Products, Inc.

  • Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center | 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6
    Do you need a new, rewarding, and high-wage career as soon as possible? The WATR Center of Edmonds College is industry focused and responsive to workforce needs. We’re committed to providing innovative and relevant programs of study for present and future aerospace workers that meet the demands of the fast-paced aerospace industry. Join us for a virtual tour and information session about our five unique short-term aerospace certificates of certification, preparing students for their new career in just 12 weeks.

  • The Facility Makerspace | 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7
    The Facility Makerspace offers our local community direct access to an 11,000-square-foot Engineering Technology shop with more than $2 million in engineering equipment. Interested in CNC technology like laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC routers? Maybe you prefer more hands-on fabrication equipment in our metal shop, wood shop, and composites lab.

    From design thinking classes to equipment orientations you can get moving in just two hours. Join us for a virtual tour and Q&A to learn more about our innovation sandbox with all the tools, training, and community you need to turn your thoughts into things.

  • The Business Training Center (BTC) | 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8
    The Business Training Center of Edmonds College provides students with specific job skills training, as well as high-level, quality education for businesses, organizations, and individuals looking for training tailored to their particular interests or profession. Join us for a virtual tour, information center, and Q&A.

    The BTC’s Advanced Aerospace Training courses provide students with practical high-tech skills needed for the current and future manufacturing environment. Their goal is the most literal application of principles through the integration of 3D design, electronics, automation, and material science.

  • Educational Pathways to Manufacturing | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9
    Do you love to work with your hands? Crave an innovative environment? Take pride in working towards a tangible goal? A career in manufacturing could be right for you.

    Learn how to get your new career started at the Educational Pathways to Manufacturing Fair.

    There are many options for getting into the manufacturing industry. If you want to get your career started right away, or want to expand your already existing skill set, a short-term training program could be for you. Two-year and four-year degrees are available from various institutions, or you could even find a company with an apprenticeship program and train right on the shop floor.

    Find out which educational pathway is right for you by speaking one-on-one with representatives from training centers, educational institutes, and apprenticeship programs across the Puget Sound area. This event is in partnership with WorkSource Washington and the Washington State Employment Security department.

  • Manufacturing Career Event | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22
    Join us for a job fair featuring manufacturing representatives from across Washington state. Speak one-on-one with the representatives to learn more about career opportunities in manufacturing. This event is in partnership with WorkSource Washington and the Washington State Employment Security department.

For more information and links to the virtual events, go to Please note: Some of the event links will not be available until the day of the event.

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