Ingersoll Rand to Host Thousands of Future Workers at Worldwide Facilities for Manufacturing Day
📅 Fri October 06, 2017 - National Edition
Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will participate in Manufacturing Day at its facilities around the world.
Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will participate in Manufacturing Day at its facilities around the world. During a month-long schedule of events, Ingersoll Rand is inviting students to tour their facilities and learn about career opportunities in modern manufacturing.
The company and its family of brands — Club Car, Ingersoll Rand, Thermo King and Trane — is committed to engaging the next generation of skilled workers in the opportunities and benefits that come with a career in manufacturing.
“The future of the manufacturing industry relies on the ability of tomorrow's workforce to address global trends like climate change and exponential technologies that impact the way we live, work and move,” said Michael W. Lamach, chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand. “By showing the next generation of manufacturers the importance of thinking bigger and acting bolder to solve these global challenges, we are doing the right thing for our communities, our environment and the future of manufacturing.”
Ingersoll Rand sites around the United States are participating, including Hastings, Neb.; La Crosse, Wis.; Fort Smith, Ark.; St. Paul, Minn.; Trenton, N.J.; Vidalia, Ga.; Augusta, Ga.; Mocksville, N.C.; and Davidson, N.C.. Internationally, participating facilities can be found in Galway, Ireland and Vignate, Italy. Students will learn about the manufacturing process, pathways to manufacturing leadership and how sustainability is integral to the future of the manufacturing industry.
“Over the next decade, modern manufacturing will generate 3.5 million job openings. Through Manufacturing Day, the CreatorsWanted.org campaign and other critical programming, the NAM and The Manufacturing Institute have remained at the forefront of developing workforce solutions to help meet this need and close the skills gap that threatens to leave 2 million manufacturing jobs unfilled by 2025,” said Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee. “Giving our young people and their parents the chance to see firsthand the promise of a career in modern manufacturing can turn the tide and combat the myths that harm the perception of manufacturing careers in America.”
Ingersoll Rand's Manufacturing Day celebrations launched on Oct. 2, and extend throughout the month of October. High school, trade school and university students interested in visiting a facility near them are encouraged to reach out to local leadership to schedule a visit or to Shannon Bennett at 704-655-5782 or Shannon.Bennett@irco.com to learn more about participating sites.