UPWARD and Partners Promote CTE at Heavy Metal Tour

ESCANABA (October 9, 2018)— Educational institutions, community organizations, and businesses in Delta County came together to offer a Heavy Metal Tour. This exciting event is the third of its kind in Delta County, and brings together educators and others that impact students to learn more about local Career Technical Education (CTE) opportunities, tour a manufacturing business, and hear from a panel of manufacturers. 
Teachers from Escanaba and Bark River-Harris high schools, Michigan Rehabilitation Services staff, Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (DSISD) staff, and Delta County Economic Development Alliance staff toured the DSISD and were educated on DSISD offerings and plans for the future, explored Engineered Machine Products, Inc. (EMP), and participated in a discussion with leadership from three area manufacturers: Paul Harvey, Vice President of EMP; Chris Doyle, President/Co-owner of Independent Machine Co and Owner/CEO of Advanced Precision Solutions; and Travis Godfrey, Owner/CEO of
Precision Plus Manufacturing. 
We want to thank EMP for hosting this event to help bridge the gaps between education and business, while reinforcing the perception that the manufacturing industry is a safe, lucrative, and in-demand career path for local youth to pursue. This effort is coordinated by UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works!, the DSISD, and the Delta County Economic Development Alliance.
The next Heavy Metal Tour will be on December 4. Details will be released in the future. If you are a manufacturer interested in hosting one of these events, please contact your local Michigan Works. Local office contact information can be found on this website under the "Contact Us" button.