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Tek Starz - Jonesboro's Summer Manufacturing Camp
Submitted by srandall on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:48
Tek Starz, Jonesboro’s summer manufacturing camp, is the first camp of its kind in Arkansas. Twelve junior high students were introduced to manufacturing through hands-on projects and activities, and tours of local manufacturing facilities. The first annual Tek Starz camp, held June 9 – 13, 2014, was developed and facilitated by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and ASUN Jonesboro. Jonesboro’s broad manufacturing base plays a vital role in the area’s thriving economy. Tek Starz helps to ensure the future success of manufacturing in Jonesboro by developing a well-qualified upcoming workforce. Local industry provided generous support to Tek Starz; in particular, Best Manufacturing, Inc. and Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. supplied the design, instruction and materials for the Tek Starz campers to build projects. Special thanks also to Camfil APC and Nice-Pak Products, Inc., as well as to the Workforce Training Consortium and Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl., and many others.