Dozens of Williamson County middle and high school students got a first-hand look at the world of modern manufacturing October 25 as they participated in the district’s fourth annual Manufacturing Day.

Students from Fairview Middle, Fairview High, Nolensville High, Page High and Summit High toured various companies to see what manufacturing looks like behind-the-scenes.

“This provides an excellent opportunity for students to witness a variety of manufacturing processes as well as begin to build relationships with existing industries,” said WCS Career Counselor and Strategic Partnership Liaison Anna Lisa Roberts. “They also get to learn about the numerous job opportunities within each company setting.”

Students toured Horn USA, Flash Technology, Apcom and Columbia State and learn from the experts.

“It makes their classroom experiences relevant by giving them an up-close-and-personal experience instead of just learning about manufacturing or engineering in a classroom setting,” Roberts said.