Manufacturing week highlights jobs in the high demand field

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Manufacturing Week is happening in Michigan Sept. 30 - Oct. 6.

This week is designed to help students learn about jobs in the manufacturing field. Michigan says that there will be nearly 110,000 career openings through 2024 in Michigan alone.

Jobs in manufacturing are known to be in high-demand and pay high wages.

“Michigan’s unique manufacturers produce some of the best products in the world and ‘Made in Michigan’ means something truly special,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “By continuing to attract and develop talent, and invest in skilled trades education and training, Michigan is primed to remain a global manufacturing leader for years to come.”

Events to celebrate Manufacturing Week are scheduled around the state. WILX will be featuring various stories on manufacturing all week, and News 10 at 5:30 will be live from Lansing Community College on October 5.

“Michigan has become an epicenter for manufacturing – creating more than 185,000 manufacturing jobs in the last nine years,” Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan Chief Deputy Director Jeremy Hendges said. “These are great careers that give Michiganders the ability to make a difference – building things that move the state and the world. And by making sure students are aware of these careers and the skills needed to fill them, not only are we helping Michigan residents prosper, we’re keeping Michigan’s economy strong.”

Ingham Intermediate School District’s Wilson Talent Center is holding one event on Wednesday, Oct. 3, which includes a grand opening of its new William and Claire Dart Advanced Manufacturing Center.