Why local manufacturers want to hire teenagers

WCPOPublished: January 19, 2018Updated: January 20, 2018
Published: January 19, 2018Updated: January 20, 2018

"It's tough to stay with technology," Precision Machine instructor David Fox admitted Thursday. In the manufacturing field, companies constantly seek newer, fastest ways to create their products and engineers who can help them pioneer better methods. That's why, Fox said, Greater Cincinnati's manufacturing businesses are so interested in youth who participate in Butler Tech's annual manufacturing competition. The yearly event asks participating high school students to program milling machines to turn a flat sheet of metal into a product within a time limit, and students who perform well can reap benefits beyond the satisfaction a job well done.

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