Honda companies offer an inside look into manufacturing

Honda companies across the country embraced National Manufacturing Day by working with community organizations to highlight the significant career opportunities available in today’s manufacturing.

Honda companies in Alabama, Indiana and Ohio hosted students for plant tours and demonstrations of technology and robotics, to showcase the innovative spirit of Honda.

“The idea behind these visits is to generate interest among high school students, college students and anyone interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing. We want to show them that there are a variety of different careers and opportunities available to them,” said Matt Watkins, department manager for Staffing and Development at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA).

“HMA associates have been a dedicated part of the workforce in this area and state for a long time. We’re proud to let our guests see the skills of our associates and get them excited about manufacturing and a potential future with Honda.”

Here is a look at what companies around the U.S. did during National Manufacturing Day to inspire students.

  • HMA: Hosted 100 high-school students from the plant’s primary hiring area. The students toured the plant, talked with the HMA Race Team and discussed manufacturing careers with Honda associates.
  • Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America: The plant in Ohio hosted more than 500 students from 14 schools, including career centers, community colleges and universities. Activities at the plant included a scavenger hunt, a parts measurement challenge and tours.
  • Honda of America Mfg.’s Anna Engine Plant: The Ohio-based engine plant hosted 24 schools, 710 students and teachers
  • Honda Manufacturing of Indiana: The plant welcomed a group of seventh- and eighth-grade students to experience hands-on activities based on actual processes, while also touring the plant to experience modern manufacturing in action.

National Manufacturing Day is sponsored in part by the National Association of Manufacturers and is observed each year in October.

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