Editor’s note: Photos from community colleges across the country that participated in National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5.

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina), chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, addresses local grade school students at Surry Community College about advanced manufacturing. (Photo: SCC)

At Washtenaw Community College (Michigan), more than 100 area high school students explore what careers in the skilled trades and engineering professions look like. The day included hands-on learning and tours of WCC’s manufacturing labs and a trip to Kalitta Motorsports. (Photo: WCC)

Local WILX Channel 10 broadcasts live from Lansing Community College’s robotics lab. (Photo: LCC)

At Linn-Benton Community College (Oregon), students check out pneumatic technology. (Photo: LBCC)

Terra State Community College (Ohio) includes a Think Manufacturing expo as part of its day’s activities. (Photo: TSCC)

At Butler Community College (Kansas), students from area high schools tour the welding and automotive departments. (Photo: BCC)

Students in the Fast Track program at Wallace State Community College (Alabama) tour Topre America Corp. and Royal Technologies. (Photo: Wallace State)

Calhoun Community College (Alabama) shows local high school student the jobs available in manufacturing and the skills needed to land those jobs. (Photo: Calhoun)

In Maryland, Hagerstown Community College’s advanced manufacturing students celebrate Manufacturing Day and Maryland Manufacturing Month with an industrial robot programmed to cut a cake. (Photo: HCC)

Gateway Technical College in Wisconsin invites students and teachers to its SC Johnson iMET Center to tour labs and learn about training and career options in manufacturing in fields such as CNC, advanced manufacturing, electronics and supply chain. (Photo: GTC)

At Mt. Hood Community College in Oregon, more than 100 area high school students tour welding, machine tool technology, automotive technology, mechatronics and engineering programs and labs. (Photo: MHCC)

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