Presentation Made At Recent Manufacturing Day Celebration

During the recent Southwestern Illinois College Manufacturing Day celebration, Haas Automation, Inc., donated $20,000 to SWIC for funding of the Manufacturing Day event and for technology education scholarships. Pictured are Haas Factory Outlet Sales Engineer Dean Koskolos, SWIC PMT Instructors Ashley Robinson and Jerry Bonifield, SWIC Industrial Technology Program Coordinator Mark Bosworth and SWIC PMT Instructors Dave Berry and Travis Niklich. The seventh annual celebration saw more than 1,600 high school students from 43 schools on campus for tours of SWIC’s Technical Education classrooms and labs, such as Precision Machining Technology; Industrial Maintenance Mechanics; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; and Welding. Students also enjoyed equipment demonstrations, visits with 42 exhibitors, plus tours of 15 area manufacturing companies. The event was one of the largest Manufacturing Day open houses in the state.  SWIC Photo by Marci Winters-McLaughlin

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