WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today encouraged Ohio students to participate in summer manufacturing camps that are organized by Brown’s office throughout the state to help young Ohioans learn about manufacturing jobs available in Ohio. Brown’s summer manufacturing camps help introduce kids and their parents to an up-to-date, real-world understanding of American manufacturing, while teaching them the role manufacturing has played -- and continues to play -- in building and maintaining our economy and our middle class.
“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. “We need today’s Ohio students to realize all the potential careers they could have in Ohio manufacturing, and that’s why, for six years now, my office has put on summer manufacturing camps for 4th through 8th graders across Ohio.”
This summer, camps are scheduled to take place in:
- Cuyahoga County: July 30-Aug. 3
- Defiance County: July 17-20 & July 24-27
- Greene County: July 23-27
- Henry County: June 25-28
- Knox County: June 25-29
- Lake and Geauga Counties: June 11-15 & June 18-22
- Licking County: June 25-28
- Lorain County: July 9-13 & July 16-20
- Mahoning County: June 18-20 & July 9-13 & July 23-27
- Richland County: July 23-27
- Ross County: June 19-21
- Summit County: June 18-22
- Tuscarawas County: July 17-20
- Wood County: July 9-13
As the start of each camp approaches, Brown’s office will release more detailed information about registration and media opportunities. Interested students, educators, manufacturers and community partners can learn more about how to get involved on Brown’s website at brown.senate.gov/summer-manufacturing-camps.
Campers visit local manufacturers, tour plants, and work with their peers on hands-on projects specific to their communities. The camps are open to boys and girls. The ages or grades for each camp are determined by local organizers.