On October 3, 2018, DMI Monongahela opened its doors to approximately 100 guests from seven local school districts and the surrounding community to celebrate its third annual Manufacturing (MFG) Day.
The vast majority of these guests were students and faculty from Elizabeth Forward, Belle Vernon, Ringgold, Charleroi, Bentworth, Mon Valley Career and Technology Center, and Upper St. Clair high schools. Participants learned about our commitment to safety and sustainability, the variety of exciting career opportunities we offer, and the skills required to be successful in these careers.
Throughout the day, our visitors received a plant tour, participated in a hands-on activity that exemplified what they might do in their field of interest, and got to talk directly with DMI employees who are already working in the careers in which they are interested. They learned that there are multiple career opportunities available at DMI and a variety of paths they can take to reach those career goals. The majority of the students’ career interests were in the areas of production, welding, and engineering. Westmoreland County Community College was on hand to conduct a robotics activity and talk with students interested in pursuing college/skills training after high school. We have received fantastic feedback from those who attended and many of them are now interested in completing a work experience (such as a job shadow or co-op/internship) or coming to work at DMI after they graduate