ORLANDO, FL (October 7, 2016) – Today Correct Craft companies across the country hosted local students from area high schools and colleges as part of National Manufacturing Day.
Manufacturing Day is an annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers, while changing the misperception of manufacturing as an antiquated industry designed for low-skilled workers.
A celebration meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers, Manufacturing Day provides manufacturers with an opportunity to connect directly with students to begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.
More than 70 students visited the SeaArk (Monticello, AR), Bass Cat & Yar-Craft (Mountain Home, AR), Centurion-Supreme (Merced, CA), and Pleasurecraft Engine Group (Little Mountain, SC) factories where they were given in-depth tours to learn how boats are built and opportunities to learn more about the great careers available in marine manufacturing.
Nautique Boat Company (Orlando, FL) looks forward to their Manufacturing Day event scheduled for later this month.
Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin stated, “We’re excited to have 100% of Correct Craft companies participate in Manufacturing Day to share with students across the country the many opportunities in manufacturing.” “Manufacturing, and particularly marine manufacturing, provides wonderful career opportunities and our team is excited to share these opportunities with the next generation,” Yeargin added.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, and SeaArk boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.