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VMAC welcomes Dover Bay high school students for Manufacturing Month

VMAC welcomes Dover Bay high school students for Manufacturing Month

VMAC was proud to participate in the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Manufacturing Month.

On October 24, VMAC hosted 24 students from Dover Bay High School, along with their instructor Roxanne Boyko and Jordan Perrault, a project manager at the Construction Foundation of BC.

The student visitors toured the production areas of VMAC, including the assembly area, foundry, engineering and the custom shop.

"It's our pleasure to show students the prosperous manufacturing industry in Canada. Many young women and men aren't aware of the abundant opportunities within manufacturing, and we are happy to help open those doors," said Stuart Coker, Director of Operations.

Canadian manufacturing employs 1.73 million people across the nation and contributes 10.4 percent to Canada's GDP. On a provincial level, WorkBC predicts 54,946 manufacturing job openings in British Columbia between 2017 and 2027, the majority of which will replace current employees who retire or otherwise exit the industry.

"The manufacturing industry is constantly evolving and there will always be a need for smart, hardworking people. It's possible that the high school students who visit us on these tours will be the same people leading VMAC in the future," said Stuart.

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1333 Kipp Road
Nanaimo, BC
CA, V9X 1R3


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