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QCC CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING DAY

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
10/1/2013

Worcester, MA – October 1, 2013 - On October 4, QCC will celebrate Manufacturing Day, a nationwide event designated by the National Association of Manufacturers to increase public awareness about the value of manufacturing in the U.S. economy and the opportunities available in a manufacturing career. QCC’s highly successful manufacturing technology education includes both degree and certificate program options.
QCC has several activities planned to celebrate:

At 10:00 a.m. in QCC’s Hebert Auditorium, the documentary, The American Made Movie will be screened.
The 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! This is only the second time this film will be screened in Massachusetts.
Visit http://theamericanmademovie.com for more information.

From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Student Maker Project Demonstrations will be on display on the sidewalk near
Fuller Center (Surprenant Lobby for inclement weather). Through funding made available by QCC’s 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 to an entrepreneurship!

From 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. QCC has facilitated tours at Metso Automation USA, in 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 any years! Shuttle Bus Transportation will be available between QCC Main Campus and Metso Shrewsbury. Tours will leave from QCC at 12:00 noon, 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.