07 Mar Winches Inc. at BA Schools Manufacturing Career Day
BAEDC Partners with BA Schools for Manufacturing Career Day
The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation and Broken Arrow Public Schools partnered to raise awareness about manufacturing by inviting the entire freshman class at Broken Arrow Freshman Academy to explore careers in manufacturing on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
In line with BA Schools and BA Chamber’s Project Pathways endeavor, professionals from area manufacturing companies spent the day on campus at the Broken Arrow Freshman Academy during Manufacturing Month to talk to students about careers in the industry.
There are more than 7,000 employees in Broken Arrow working in various forms of manufacturing with an average wage of more than $60,000.00,” according to Darla Heller the Chamber’s VP of Economic Development. “This event strives to introduce students to those careers as well as the pathways available to obtain those positions.”
More than 40 volunteers from over 20 companies in the Broken Arrow manufacturing community engaged over 1,000 students in hands-on activities that exemplify the many career pathways available in manufacturing.
Volunteers came from OK2Grow, Tulsa Tech, Tulsa Port of Catoosa, Northeastern State University, City of Broken Arrow, OCAST, the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, Blue Bell Ice Cream, ChampionX, City of Broken Arrow,
Auto-Turn Manufacturing, Baker Hughes, Winches, Inc., New Product Creations, Molded Products, RISE Armament, Zeeco, Inc., Alfa Laval, FlightSafety International, RL Hudson, OSU New Product Development Center, Hill Manufacturing & Fabrication, and Worthington Industries.
Joe Hillenburg, National Sales and Marketing Manager at Winches Inc., was honored to be a participant and enjoyed speaking with the students and encouraging them to explore potential careers in the many industries that utilize winches. The students were eager to learn, and Joe was grateful to have been invited to participate in speaking to the future leaders of our economy.