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Gallatin College MSU to host Manufacturing Day on Nov. 25

November 14, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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Gallatin College Montana State University will welcome approximately 60 local high school students to Gallatin College East for Manufacturing Day, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The day is designed as an opportunity for local high school students, teachers and counselors to learn about how manufacturing is a viable, professional and vibrant career in the Gallatin Valley. As part of the event, area high school students will visit Gallatin College East, located at 705 Osterman Dr., to learn about CNC machine technology and design drafting. Students will also participate in demonstrations, discussions and site visits with local industry leaders, including a shop demonstration on Haas Simulators and the use of GibbsCAM and Solidworks software.

Exposing high school students to local manufacturing opportunities is part of an effort to meet local and national workforce needs, according to Stephanie Gray, program development manager at Gallatin College MSU. Gray added that Gallatin College MSU supports manufacturing workforce needs by offering a certificate of applied science in welding, as well as a certificate of applied science in CNC machine technology. Gallatin College MSU is currently accepting applications for fall 2015 enrollment. 

Manufacturing Day is made possible by the Strengthening Pathways grant funded through the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.

For more information about Manufacturing Day, contact Gray at 994-5256 or


Contact: Stephanie Gray, Gallatin College MSU program development manager, (406) 994-5256 or