Governor John Bel Edwards was on the campus of Nunez Community College Thursday, October 4 to proclaim September 30-Oct 6, 2018 Louisiana Manufacturing Week.
During a ceremony held in the newly renovated Kane Technology Wing, Nunez Chancellor, Dr. Tina Tinney presided over the celebration which included remarks by Louisiana's Community and Technical College System President, Dr. Monty Sullivan, St. Bernard Parish President, Guy McInnis, Ms. Jennifer Boland-Masterson, Boeing Michoud Assembly Facility Operations Director and Site Leader and Louisiana Economic Development Deputy Secretary, Brad Lambert. The program culminated with the presentation of a proclamation by Governor Edwards to Mr. Lambert.
Dr. Tinney noted, "the progress in advanced manufacturing has led to work environments that involve automation, new technologies and clean lab settings. Most importantly, these skills lead to high wage, high demand jobs and make our students attractive and marketable to an employer in two years or less".
Following the program, guests toured the manufacturing and skilled trades departments where they were able to engage with students and faculty from the PTEC, Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Construction, Welding, HVAC and the newly launched Aerospace Technology Manufacturing programs. Refreshments were provided by the Nunez Culinary students.
Manufacturing Week was first launched in 2005 by the Manufacturing Institute to show the public what modern manufacturing looks like and inspire the next generation of skilled workers.
For more information about the manufacturing programs offered at Nunez Community College, please visit www.NUNEZ.edu or call 504-278-6467. Second semester classes begin October 15, 2018 and registration is open now.