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Manufacturing Day

on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 17:03


Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 4th. Many of our campuses across the Commonwealth will be hosting events, look below to find one near you. 


Berkshire Community College 

  • OCTOBER 1ST, 10:00 am: Intellitek LearnMate lab program at Taconic High School Announcement

The Intellitek LearnMate system will ultimately improve the instructional capability of BCC's Engineering Technology program.  It will also be accessible to Taconic High School faculty and students enrolled in their Manufacturing Technology program. The Intellitek Lab system is comprised of blended education solutions consisting of a learning management system, virtual and hardware content with activities and capstone design project, industrial grade equipment and simulation software. This event is sponsored by AMP it up!, the Commonwealth's Advanced Manufacturing Futures Program administered by MassDevelopment.  AMP it up! is creating awareness about the next generation's workforce for advanced manufacturing. 

Event Coverage

Quinsigamond Community College:

  • 10:00 am: The American Made Movie

This documentary celebrates innovation, invention and making “stuff” in the US.  It will have relevance to students in many disciplines from business, engineering and technology, economics, finance, liberal arts and beyond!  I encourage you to bring your class and/or to provide extra credit for students to attend this showing. The documentary is 82 minutes long.

  • 11:00 am- 1:00 pm: Student Maker Demonstrations: Sidewalk near Fuller Center (if good weather) or Surprenant Lobby (if inclement weather)

Through funding made available by the Strategic Plan Implementation Fund, several students/ student groups received small grants last spring to support invention.  These demos, in various stages of completion, will allow these “student makers” to demonstrate their thinking and their making! This is a true celebration of innovation and invention, leading (hopefully) to entrepreneurship!

  • 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm: Tours at Metso Automation USA (Shrewsbury), Shuttle Bus Transportation will be available between QCC Main Campus and Metso Shrewsbury

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services in the process industries, including mining, construction, recycling, pulp and paper, power and oil and gas. Metso’s 30,000 professionals in over 50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide.  Metso is a huge supporter of QCC students and programs, providing technical assistance, cooperative education placements and more on a regular basis for many years! This tour will be of great interest to students and faculty members in engineering, technical programs, business administration and more.  The tour will last approximately 1 hour; travel time is approximately 20 minutes round trip.

Mount Wachusett Community College