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Partners for Education & Business holds 10th annual Manufacturing Careers Day

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From left to right are: MACNY President & CEO Randy Wolken; Valerie Finarty, VP of operations at Hillrom; Martha Ponge, MACNY director of apprenticeship; Kelly McBride, executive director of operations at Hillrom; Dan Deborah, director of front-line care engineering at Hillrom; and Mark Southwick, Huhtamaki plant manager. (PHOTO CREDIT: MACNY)

SKANEATELES — Partners for Education and Business (PEB), an affiliate of the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY), held its 10th annual Manufacturing Careers Day on Oct. 4 at Hillrom in Skaneateles. 

The event was part of a Manufacturing Day, where similar events occur across New York state to promote educational and career pathways in manufacturing. 

Hundreds of regional high-school students visited Hillrom to tour the facility and learn about the high-tech medical technologies that Hillrom manufacturers on-site, MACNY said in a news release. A panel discussion, “Developing an Urgency to Support Careers in Manufacturing” also was held as part of this event. NewsChannel 9’s Dan Cummings was the event emcee.

Student tours also took place at INFICON and CiTi BOCES in Mexico. Educators, business professionals, and community leaders were in attendance. 

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