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Excel Plays Part in Manufacturing Expo for High School Students

Excel recently had the opportunity to participate in the 2013 Discover Manufacturing Career Expo, or “DME”, as a tour stop. On Wednesday, October 23, roughly two hundred students, led by Excel employees, had the chance to see up close what it means to work at Excel. Excel was also present at the Expo with a booth showcasing the careers we provide and what it is like to be an Excel employee. This marks the fifth annual DME and the fifth time Excel has participated.

Every year, local manufacturers and educational institutions pair up to provide high school students an unforgettable manufacturing experience. Discover Manufacturing Career Expo has been a great success in the past, and this year we continued the tradition of educating our youth about career opportunities in manufacturing. Last year, almost 1,200 students from about 30 high schools participated. This year roughly 1,100 students from 34 high schools attended the expo and received plant tours.

The Expo, is a day-long field trip designed to expose students to potential job pathways and the skills needed to successfully enter the world of manufacturing in Central Illinois. After touring one of several local manufacturing facilities, the students gather in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall to eat lunch, participate in a career expo featuring dozens of local manufacturers, listen to speakers like Scott Aberle, President of Premier Fabrication, and hear directly from young adults who have made the choice to begin a career in manufacturing.

Over the years, manufacturing has unfortunately built a negative stereotype as dirty, dead-end, repetitive and mundane. This expo is designed to break that image by educating Central Illinois’ students and educators about the truths of the industry. Every year there are students who break the cycle and take the message to heart. We are confident this year was the same.

Visit the links below for a first hand look at the 2013 Expo and a few testimonials.

Testimonial Video

2013 Expo Recap Video
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