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Sparking an interest with Manufacturing Day

October 02, 2018 03:44 PM

SCHENECTADY – Barely a month into the school year and already some students are joining the workforce.

"This is the start of their technology career and it really gives them an opportunity to take a look and see what they might want to sort of focus on as they go through the next four years," said John Winters, Technology Teacher at Mohonasen H.S.

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About 75 students toured STS Steel and Package One Industries in Schenectady on Tuesday.

"I'd like to be an electrician one day but this, I would really open my eyes to this," said Aviahna Santiago, a sophomore.

Among the jobs STS Steel is working on – a railroad station in Stamford, Connecticut and a pedestrian bridge at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

"I think it's a way of opening their eyes not only to the opportunities to get a good job but also to do something that they might have overlooked that would be very enjoyable for them," said Glenn Tabolt, founder of STS. "There's something enjoyable about building things."

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