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July 17, 2019 : ABC News Covers Manufacturing Camp at Ohio University Lancaster


ABCNewsABC News Covers Manufacturing Camp at Ohio University Lancaster


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Some jobs have gone unfilled because employers have had difficulty finding enough skilled people to fill those vacancies. That's led to more efforts to provide technical training to help people get those jobs. One program organized by Senator Sherrod Brown (D - Ohio) aimed at encouraging teenagers to consider a career in manufacturing.


The week-long summer program allows junior high and early high school students hands-on training in plastics and manufacturing Styrofoam.


“I have been always the curious one," said Sam Hoffmann, a 15-year-old who just finished the program Friday at the Ohio University Lancaster campus. "Whenever I see something new, I always want to get my hands on to it. (The program) made me feel like, ‘oh wow, people actually make this just from a sheet of plastic?’”