Published on Oct 12, 2020

Henderson, KY – Henderson Community College (HCC) and the HCC FAME program is hosting our first Virtual Manufacturing Day on October 23, 2020 at 8:00 AM via Microsoft Teams. 

During this event, we will be highlighting our community partnerships in manufacturing, hearing from current HCC FAME students and a program graduate, and share how HCC can offer a life-changing education in an in-demand field.

Dr. Jason Warren, President/CEO of HCC, is looking forward to providing the introduction to this event. He said, “Manufacturing represents the heart and soul of our community. It supports the standard of living we all enjoy. All of us at HCC are excited to participate in a number of Manufacturing Month activities that showcase our many community partnerships that ensure a skilled workforce pipeline.”

During this event, we’ll hear from both current industry leaders and the future of manufacturing. Matt Vanderpool, Electrical Reliability Lead with Alcoa, will be presenting the keynote address. Matt has not only worked in manufacturing for over 15 years, he’s also a Henderson native. Additional speakers include:

  • Missy Vanderpool, Executive Director – Henderson Economic Development
  • Melissa Coker, Director – Union County First
  • Meredith Steiner, Economic Development Director – Webster County Economic Development
  • David Morris, Owner - Morris Tool and Plastics
  • Amanda Blohm-Thompson, Apprenticeship Project Coordinator – HCC
  • Damian Nole, HCC FAME Student
  • Chance Wilson-Hill, HCC FAME Student
  • Justin Russelburg – HCC FAME Graduate
  • Mark Smith, Industrial Maintenance Program Coordinator – HCC

Before the end of Virtual Manufacturing Day, Mark Smith will be presenting giveaways to some attendees. 

If you would like to attend this virtual event, please join us on October 23 at 8:00 AM at the following link: https://bit.ly/34y9ObP. For more information about this event, please contact Jessica Beaven, HCC Recruiter, at jessica.beaven@kctcs.edu. 

To learn more about the HCC FAME program, please visit: https://bit.ly/3iEIttD. HCC is located at 2660 South Green Street in Henderson. For more information about the college, visit https://henderson.kctcs.edu/.