2019 Kewaunee County Manufacturing Career Day Event a Success

Approximately 229 Ninth Grade students from the school districts of Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee, and
Algoma in Kewaunee County participated in the 2019 Kewaunee County Manufacturing Career Day
Event on Tuesday, October 15th .

From 8:15 am to 2:30 pm, students from the school districts had the opportunity to tour three
manufacturers in Algoma as well as attend breakout sessions during their lunch period. Host
manufacturers: Multi Color, Olson Fabrication and CTI Hospitality had three groups of students touring
through their buildings throughout the day.  Breakout/career exploration opportunities were available
during the students lunch period at Algoma High School. Presentations from EMT/Public Safety,
Kewaunee County Department of Human Services, NWTC Mobile Center, Multi –Color HR Department,
Miller Welders, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) , Precision Machine, Bank of Luxemburg, and NWTC.

The event is hosted by the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation (KCEDC).
Executive Director, Richard Baker stated, “It is important to showcase to our students the career
opportunities available in manufacturing. Studies have shown that exposing students to manufacturing
careers can lead to a 23% increase in students choosing manufacturing as their future career.”
Manufacturing is the largest industry sector in Kewaunee County consisting of nearly 30% of the
workforce and providing many well paying positions.
“Many of our manufacturers currently have 9-12 job openings and some even more,” said Baker.
Studies have also shown that of the career choices that youth make as sophomores that 80% of them
pursue those career choices upon graduation from high school. “Which is why it is important for us to
expose students to career opportunities at a young age,” said Baker.

Jennifer Johnson, Ahnapee Regional Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator with the Luxemburg-Casco High
School did a great job of coordinating the day’s activities.

This photo is of the highschool kids lining up to speak to the Human Resources Representatives from Multi Color.