WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the start of his office’s annual summer manufacturing camps around the state. For the tenth straight year, the camps will allow Ohio businesses, educators and community leaders to partner together to help young Ohioans learn about manufacturing jobs available in Ohio.
Last year, students returned to in-person summer manufacturing camps for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Students in at least 15 counties will be able to learn in-person about modern manufacturing at this year’s camps.
“Manufacturing is one of our state’s most important industries, but too often, our companies can’t find workers with the right skills, while our students don’t realize all the opportunities available to them,” said Brown. “We need today’s Ohio students to realize all the potential careers they could have in Ohio manufacturing. That’s why we started these camps.”
Brown’s office started organizing these camps in 2013. Summer manufacturing camps start in early June and will run through August.
This summer, camps have taken place or are scheduled to take place in:
.Clark: June 6th -10th
.Coshocton: June 13- July 8 & July 11 – Aug. 5
.Defiance: June 21-23 & June 27-29
.Fairfield: June 21 – June 24 & June 27 – July 1 & July 18 – July 22 & July 25 – July 29
.Jackson: June 1-3
.Lake & Geauga: June 13-17 & June 20-24
.Licking: July 11-14
.Lucas: June 13-18
.Mahoning: July 5-15
.Marion: July 25-28
.Richland: July 18-22
.Scioto: June 6-24 & July 18-Aug 5
.Stark: June 20-23
.Summit: June 8-9 & June 20-24
.Trumbull: July 5-15
.Tuscarawas: July 19-22
More camps may be added in the future, and Brown’s office will alert local media ahead of the start of the camps.
Brown’s summer manufacturing camps help introduce kids and their parents to an up-to-date, real-world understanding of American manufacturing, while teaching them the role manufacturing has played — and continues to play — in building and maintaining our economy and our middle class.
Campers visit local manufacturers, tour plants, and work with their peers on hands-on projects specific to their communities.
The ages or grades for each camp are determined by local organizers.