Kaukauna High School students enrolled in machining and welding classes get a tour of Fox Valley Tool & Die from human resources personnel director Ralph Smudde (right) on Thursday in Kaukauna.
When Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's 44-foot mobile CNC lab made an appearance at Bonduel High School, the pieces fell into place for junior Race McClone.
McClone, 16, is planning a career in manufacturing. If he becomes a mechanical engineer and welder as he plans, it will be another in an increasing number of successes for NEW Manufacturing Alliance, NWTC and other supporters of manufacturing.
October is Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin. Statewide, 16.1 percent of jobs are manufacturing related. In the 14-county NEW North region, one in every four jobs is in manufacturing. ...