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Richfield Campus Participates in International Manufacturing Day

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October 2, 10 am 7 pm  

Ephraim, UT – In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015 the Washburn Building on the Snow College Richfield Campus will be opening the doors to it’s industrial technology classrooms, work areas and displaying the colleges on-site technology equipment.

This will mark the fourth annual Manufacturing Day; an international event carried out in regional locations supported by Utah businesses and manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and the general public. The event includes open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. Manufacturing day is a great opportunity to get information on what Snow College has to offer and how it’s programs can provide the training needed to pursue a successful career.

“There is an increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the manufacturing sector who can design, program and operate technology,” said Alan Hart, industrial technology department chair. “The average age of a manufacturing employee is 56, and between now and 2020 there will be an unprecedented shortage of skilled workers who will need to be replaced.”

Manufacturing Day is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM). Media partners include the Edge Factor and the Science Channel and the national movie partner is American Made Movie.


Snow College is located in Ephraim, Utah in the Sanpete Valley at the base of the Wasatch Mountain range. Snow College is the one of eight, state institutions of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1888, it serves over 4,500 students from across the United States and the world. Learn more about all Snow College has to offer online at

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