Manufacturing Day at PVCC looks at next generation of manufacturing careers

PVCC’s Manufacturing and Electronics Technology programs are hosting a free Manufacturing Day event on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on PVCC’s main campus located at 501 College Drive in Charlottesville. At 10 a.m., a panel discussion on modern manufacturing will take place at the V. Earl Dickinson Building. The career fair and student technology labs will take place in PVCC’s Main Building from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This annual event raises awareness about manufacturing, engineering, technology and STEM programs among high school and college students, as well as the general public. The event will feature live demonstrations by area businesses, employers and manufacturing leaders, as well as student projects and presentations.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour PVCC’s newly renovated electronics and engineering labs and participate in hands-on activities. All attendees will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win special prizes.

“We are thrilled to open our doors to build a community around manufacturing, engineering and technology. The mix of speakers, partners, students, activities and demonstrations paints a small portion of a larger picture here in the greater Charlottesville region. We are building on the creative applications being taught at PVCC to help foster a successful workforce in manufacturing, electronics, drafting, technology and more,” said Eric Bredder, PVCC assistant professor of electronics and engineering technology.

Manufacturing Day is free and open to the general public. For more information, visit

This event is supported by the National Science Foundation Grant No. 1601168. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed during this event/in event material do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.