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Roane State invites public to Manufacturing Day Oct. 2 in Clinton

Roane State Community College will host an open house at its Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Facility as part of Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 2.

The event will last from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the facility, 214 Nave St. in Clinton. The public is invited to visit the facility and learn more about Roane State courses in mechatronics and injection molding.

Representatives from area manufacturers will be at the facility to discuss job opportunities in manufacturing, and Roane State staff will demonstrate equipment used in its mechatronics and injection molding programs.

Roane State’s mechatronics courses train students to become technicians who operate and repair high-tech automated equipment. The field blends electronics, robotics, computer programming and additional technical subjects. Injection molding is a process where molten material, such as plastic, is injected into a mold to form parts. The process is used in various industries throughout Tennessee. Roane State offers a 13-week course to train students to become injection molding technicians.

“Manufacturers in the area are looking for people trained in mechatronics and in injection molding,” said Kim Harris, Roane State job placement director. “The jobs in these fields blend high-tech skills and creativity, and the open house will showcase these new opportunities in manufacturing.”

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.
For more information, contact Nick Forrester at (865) 354-3000 ext.4873, forresternw@roanestate.edu.

Roane State is a two-year college providing transfer programs, career-preparation programs and continuing education. Founded in 1971, the college has campuses in Crossville, Harriman, Huntsville, Jamestown, Knoxville, LaFollette, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge and Wartburg. For more information, visit roanestate.edu or call 1-866-GO2-RSCC (1-866-462-7722).

Tennessee’s Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. All colleges in the system offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit tncommunitycolleges.org.