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Gallatin College MSU to host Manufacturing Day on Feb. 2

January 28, 2016 -- MSU News Service

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Gallatin College Montana State University will host a Manufacturing Day for local high school students, teachers and counselors from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2. 

Manufacturing Day is an opportunity to learn about manufacturing as a viable, professional and growing career in the Gallatin Valley. As part of the event, 70 area high school students will visit Gallatin College MSU to learn about CNC machine technology, design drafting and other subjects. Students will also participate in demonstrations, discussions and site visits with local industry leaders, including a shop demonstration on Haas CNC Machines to build Legos and chess pieces, the use of GibbsCAM and Solidworks software, an industry panel of local business leaders in manufacturing to answer student questions and industry site visits for all participants. 

Manufacturing Day is made possible by a Strengthening Pathways grant funded through the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and Gallatin College MSU.

Exposing high school students to the world of manufacturing is a national and state initiative that is a critical component to supporting the local and national economy, according to Stephanie Gray, Gallatin College MSU program development manager.

Gallatin College MSU supports the initiative by offering a certificate of applied science in welding and certificate of applied science in CNC machine technology. Applications are currently being accepted for fall 2016 enrollment. 

To learn more about Manufacturing Day, contact Gray at (406) 994-5256 or To learn more about Gallatin College MSU, visit

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