National Manufacturing Day helps introduce industry to students

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – It’s National Manufacturing Month, and Allegion in Colorado Springs is joining the National Manufacturers Association in celebrating.

Allegion hosted a manufacturing day to help inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Dozens of students from five Colorado Springs high schools got a virtual glimpse of what it’s like to work in the manufacturing industry.

“Manufacturing is of course vital to the economy and we love to get people interested in the industry and hopefully recruit people to join us on this career path,” said Dan Geoffroy, plan director at Colorado Springs.

Allegion in Colorado Springs produces commercial locks. They have been participating in Manufacturing Day for six years.

In Colorado, there are 150,000 people employed in manufacturing jobs, but Geoffroy says that is not enough.

“Well, because there is a talent shortage in manufacturing right now. For many years, the size of the industry has shrunk somewhat. It is growing exponentially now and we need to encourage young people to come into this field of work and help promote it, ”Geoffroy said.

They also want to show students the importance of the industry.

“I think there are several things to consider to begin with, everything that hasn’t grown here on this earth has been made somewhere and it’s really a vital part of everything we do and everything. that we see, ”Geoffroy said.

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