Every summer, Senator Brown’s office hosts manufacturing camps for 4th-8th graders – and WKYC got a special look into a camp in Auburn, Ohio.
A few years ago, I was talking to an official in the last administration about how to best support American manufacturing, and he remarked to me, “you know, everyone says they want more manufacturing, but no one wants their kid to do it.” Too often, when some students and parents hear the word “manufacturing,” they think about dirty, dusty old jobs, and the outdated, offensive term “rust belt.” We are working to change that impression, because we know that today’s Ohio factories aren’t rusty – they’re innovative and high-tech, and will provide good-paying, high-skilled jobs to future generations of Ohioans. That’s why for six years now, every summer, my office hosts manufacturing camps for 4th through 8th graders. We partner with local companies, research institutions, educators, and community organizations to give campers the opportunity to tour actual engineering and manufacturing facilities, and work on hands-on projects that allow them to see where STEM education can take them in the real world.
These camps grow each year, and my hope is for all our students to see the many Ohio manufacturing opportunities out there, and to get excited about their future.
Information about this year's camps will posted here when it is available.
If you are interested in partnering with Senator Brown's office to cosponsor a manufacturing camp in your area, please fill out the form below: