WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this month, the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrapped up the eighth year of his manufacturing camps in Ohio. Since 2013, Brown’s office has partnered with local businesses and community leaders to host more than 90 camps. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year, Brown’s office helped to organize virtual manufacturing camps so that students would still be able to learn about manufacturing safely and remotely.  This year, Brown’s office supported virtual camps in Knox, Richland, and Mahoning Counties.

“Ohioans are proud of our state’s long manufacturing history. To keep up that tradition, we must get a new generation interested in our changing manufacturing sector. That’s what these camps are all about,” said Brown. “I’m proud of all the hard work that went into making these camps possible for young Ohioans to learn and grow safely from home. These camps are helping students around Ohio learn about manufacturing jobs right here in Ohio and the opportunities our manufacturing sector has created for their parents and grandparents.”

Read what they’re saying about Brown’s manufacturing camps:

    · Fremont News Messenger: Community Roundup: Brown Hosts Summer Manufacturing Camps 7/16/2020

 Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ... partners with Ohio businesses, educators, and community leaders for the eighth straight year to host summer manufacturing camps to help young Ohioans learn about manufacturing jobs available in Ohio.

    · Ironton Tribune: Camps to be Held Virtually This Year in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic 7/16/2020

 “[Brown] said these summer manufacturing camps help introduce kids and their parents to an up-to-date, real-world understanding of American manufacturing.

    · The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association: Sen. Brown Hosts Online Manufacturing Camps 7/15/2020

 “U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is again partnering with Ohio businesses, educators and community leaders for the eighth straight year to host summer manufacturing camps to help young Ohioans learn about manufacturing careers.” 

    · Richland Source: NECIC’s Summer Manufacturing Camp Goes Virtual 7/14/2020

 “Although the camp will be remote this year, campers will still get the chance to digitally tour local manufacturing companies and talk with employers.”

· Sidney Daily News: Brown Hosts Summer Manufacturing Camps to Connect Young Ohioans with Manufacturing 7/15/2020

“Brown’s summer manufacturing camps help introduce kids and their parents to an up-to-date, real-world understanding of American manufacturing. Brown’s office started organizing summer manufacturing camps in 2013, and last year Brown’s office hosted 27 camps in 20 counties. This year, Brown’s office is set to host four virtual camps in three counties.”

    · WLIO-TV: Manufacturing Camps are moving online because of coronavirus 7/21/2020

 “In 2019, there were 20 counties that hosted camps, like Allen County, but because of the outbreak only three counties in central and eastern Ohio will be doing the online camps.  The camps help give students and parents a better understanding of American manufacturing and the skills needed to work in these Ohio industries.”

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