MANSFIELD - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Wednesday his office is continuing a summer tradition of organizing manufacturing camps, which are geared specifically toward Ohio students in fourth through eighth grades.

The goal is to expose students to local manufacturing companies and potential career paths and to inform them of available manufacturing jobs. 

Since 2003, about 70 camps have been held. This year, Brown's office has partnered with local businesses and community leaders to host 27 summer camps in 21 counties, including Richland.

A complete list can be found on the Senator's website.

“Manufacturing is one of our state’s most important industries, but too often, our companies can’t find workers with the right skills, while our students don’t realize all the opportunities available to them,” said Brown in a news release. “We need today’s Ohio students to realize all the potential careers they could have in Ohio manufacturing."

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