Attracting high school students to a manufacturing career isn't easy. It takes a lot of effort and time for companies to become involved with local high schools and trade/tech schools to promote the benefits of manufacturing as a career.
However, the trade/tech program - Cardinal Manufacturing - at the Eleva-Strum High School has been quite successful over the past seven years. Students learn CNC machining, welding, and other skills while doing real jobs for local manufacturers to help fund the program. On November 19, Cardinal Manufacturing (www.CardinalManufacturing.org), a trade-technical program at Eleva-Strum High School, will hold an open house from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm, at Cardinal Manufacturing. Featured will be a celebrity appearance by Tom Wopat, singer and actor best known for his role as Luke Duke on the 80s television program "Dukes of Hazard."