MPS to Participate in County-wide Manufacturing Day
MUSKOGEE, Okla. - More than 400 Muskogee Public School students at the 8th and 9th Grade Academy at Alice Robertson will participate in Manufacturing Day on Tuesday, October 18. The event is part of a county-wide effort in partnership with the Port of Muskogee and area manufacturers.
The Port of Muskogee aims to engage over 700 ninth graders in the county, the majority being students at MPS. Throughout the day, students will work with local industry professionals and area volunteers to explore the world of manufacturing through hands-on learning. Students will participate in a simulated activity where they design, build, and take a product to market. The activity demonstrates the wide range of skilled and professional jobs that are available within manufacturing.
In addition to the activity, the experience builds connections between students, educators, and industry professionals. Students are also introduced to post-secondary educational pathways to various jobs in manufacturing.
The event continues a month-long focus on manufacturing. Earlier this month Creek Elementary Principal Andrea Sagely launched a new STEM student organization with grant funds from the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance that were awarded in September. Last week, several hundred students at Creek Elementary experienced a fun-filled morning during Transportation Day. The event featured a dozen trucks, cars and specialty vehicles from multiple agencies along with the landing of an Air Evac helicopter. Students were introduced to the importance transportation plays in the functioning of society.
For more information on Manufacturing Month in Muskogee, contact Darla Heller, Deputy Director Workforce Development, Port of Muskogee, (918) 682-7887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the media interested in covering the Manufacturing Day event at the 8th and 9th Grade Academy at Alice Roberston, contact Brandon Irby, Director of Communications, Muskogee Public Schools at (918) 984-5194 or email@example.com.