Students Tour Local Firm & Learn about Manufacturing Careers


    Manufacturing Day 1On National Manufacturing Day, Mount Si High School students taking Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses were invited for a special tour of Allegion’s Snoqualmie facility, which produces technical glass products. This opportunity, coordinated in partnership with Empower Youth Network’s Pathways to Employment Success Program, provided about 20 students and their teachers an insider’s perspective of the glass development process and careers.


    Manufacturing Day 2In addition to touring the plant, they met several Allegion employees, as well as U.S. Congresswoman Kim Schrier, who discussed growing employment opportunities in manufacturing in Washington State. A panel of six professionals described their different roles, training needed and personal goals. Students learned about being an intern, a materials specialist/strider, assembly technician, pre-finishing frontline leader, glass production supervisor, and mechanical engineer.


    MSHS Alumni with their former welding teacherAmong those who presented, two MSHS alumni, Hope Bostick and Austin Vredenburg from the class of 2020, reconnected with their welding teacher, Michael Buban. 


    Special thanks to Allegion for their valuable time and industry knowledge – and helping our students learn more about potential career options to pursue after graduation! 


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    If your business is interested in sharing career expertise or internship opportunities, please contact Mount Si’s CTE Director Michelle Chaney ( or Two Rivers' Internship Coordinator Chrissy Riley (  


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