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Manufacturing Day tours: Student feedback shows huge impact

By Manufacturing Day news release

Sep 21, 2015

Since 2005, the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (FLATE) has facilitated close to 400 tours to 234 high-tech, manufacturing facilities throughout Florida, for over 10,000 students, and almost 1,000 educators and parents.

In 2014, the FLATE Center of Excellence in Manufacturing in Florida worked with partners and collaborators across Florida to implement a statewide strategy for Manufacturing Day. More than 3,000 students from 39 counties toured 88 facilities across Florida participated in Manufacturing Day.

The event was deemed highly successful and did much to place Florida firmly on the national manufacturing map.

Read more about the "Made In Florida" industry tours offered an effective way to increase participants’ familiarity to industrial settings.