3rd Annual Educator’s Day a Success

The 3rd Annual Educator’s Day went off without a hitch at Excel Foundry & Machine recently. The event was associated with the upcoming 6th Annual Discover Manufacturing Career Expo and was hosted by the Strategic Manufacturing Group (SMG).

Educator’s Day allows area manufacturers and teachers, administrators, and other educational staff to connect and iscuss the many opportunities and exciting careers available in Central Illinois. The event included a tour of Excel, an update on efforts to connect manufacturing to education, and lunch for attendees. Close to 50 local manufactures and educator’s were present for the event.

The event also served to preview the Discover Manufacturing Career Expo to the educators, which will be taking place this year at the Woodruff Career & Technical Center in Peoria on October 21 and 22.

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Tour of Excel Foundry & Machine’s Warehousing Space

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Tour of Excel Foundry & Machine’s Foundry

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Recap Video’s from past Discover Manufacturing Expos were shown to highlight the impact of the event.

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Heather Robertson, Founder of FLight School, speaking on the importance of Soft Skills. 

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Excel Foundry & Machine’s President & CEO, Doug Parsons, welcoming the attendees to the 3rd annual Educator’s Day.