The Manufacturing Institute expects to see 3 1/2 million jobs added to the manufacturing sector over the next decade.
As this area sees growth, Lake County seems to be at the heart of it all.
Auburn Career Center in Concord Township has partnered with the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority and the Alliance for Working Together, a consortium of local manufacturing companies, to create a video campaign.
The seven two- to three- minute professional quality videos are meant to raise awareness about the Lake County manufacturing industry and highlight their clean and modern facilities.
State Rep. Ron Young, R-Leroy Township, told The News-Herald previously that manufacturing companies are no longer the typical factories they are stereotyped to be, but have evolved into the many offices we see every day.
Young also emphasized the need for more manufacturing workers in Lake County.
Auburn Career Center Interactive Multimedia Technology students are developing the video campaign as a semester-long class project.
The students worked with Apollo Manufacturing Co., EYE Lighting International, Federal Gear, Fredon Corp., South Shore Controls, Torque Transmission and Universal Metal Products to showcase each company individually.
Interactive Multimedia Technology instructor Rodney Kozar said that the videos are promoting the career opportunities available in manufacturing, and through Auburn Career Center classes, as well as advertising Lake County as a great business opportunity for manufacturers.
The “We Build It Here” video campaign will premiere at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Auburn Career Center’s Presentation Center at 8140 Auburn Road in Concord Township. The event is open to the public.