Local students explore careers at Manufacturing Day

Monday, November 26, 2018

On their way to visit the Chippewa Valley Technical College Manufacturing Education Center in Eau Claire on Manufacturing Day, students from River Falls and Ellsworth high school stopped for a couple of other tours.

“We were able to top at Schmitt Prototypes and Prototype Solutions in Menomonie on our way,” said Julie Winegar, tech ed teacher at Ellsworth High School. “It was great for them to see that manufacturing is not a dirty job and is pretty high tech. And at Prototype Solutions they work with Marvel Comics and make pieces of Iron Man suits for theme parks.”

“We stopped at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Menomonie on our way over,” said River Falls tech ed teacher Paul Haugland. “They saw a lot of automation — sorting automation and bar coding. They have things that can’t be shut down at all; they have to keep them running.”

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