MSHS Students Explore Career Paths on Manufacturing Day
Approximately 39 Mount Si High School students participated in national Manufacturing Day. Students from some of the school’s Career Technical Education (CTE) courses, such as Welding, Construction Technology, and Construction Geometry, had the opportunity to visit Allegion (Technical Glass Products), a local firm based in Snoqualmie, on October 4.
The students and their teachers toured the facilities and learned about a variety of careers – including manufacturing, engineering, design, welding, and painting – needed for their business. A panel of professionals employed by Allegion shared their career paths and answered questions. Not one career path was identical—some started right out of high school, others after college, and there was one teacher turned manufacturer.
“I was amazed at the quality of their products—the ability to withstand direct fire for up to two hours before being susceptible to breaking down; the care that is taken with each custom fabrication; and the attention to detail and quality control,” explained Mount Si High School Assistant Principal Brian Ferguson. “They also talked about the ability for individuals to start in entry-level positions and work their way up in the company.”
Partnering with Local Businesses:To help students formulate their post-high school plans, Snoqualmie Valley schools partner with companies throughout the school year to expose students to a variety of career options and fields of study. If you represent a local company that is interested sharing its careers and hosting a group of high school students, please contact SVSD Director of College, Career and Life-Readiness Doug Burnham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-831-3869.