Manufacturing isn’t always seen as an appealing career path, but a lot has changed in the industry over the past twenty years. High skill, high wage jobs are available in manufacturing and are in high demand in Northern Michigan. In order to showcase these career opportunities, the Northwest Michigan Education Advisory Group held a student video challenge asking students to show what it’s really like to work in manufacturing. We’re excited to share that the winning video was created by students at Boyne City High School of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District (Char-Em ISD), an active NACEP member.
The video doesn’t just showcase career opportunities in manufacturing though! It promotes how high school students can get the skills needed to obtain the high-paying positions described through concurrent enrollment. Through Char-Em ISD’s Early College Programs, high school students gain valuable skills and earn college credit through concurrent enrollment courses offered at their high school in partnership with Baker College, Ferris State University, and North Central Michigan College.
In the video, David, a Boyne City High School graduate, showcases Char-Em ISD’s Early College Program in Manufacturing/Computer Numerical Control. As a former participant of the program himself, David boasts, “To the delight of my parents, I had my choice of three paid internships immediately following high school.”
It is also noteworthy that the students who created the video were part of the TV and Film Production and Broadcasting program that is part of Char-Em ISD’s Early College Programs.
What a great way to showcase concurrent enrollment opportunities while simultaneously featuring job opportunities available in the region!