Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Annual Careers in Manufacturing tour set for May 25

The East County Economic Development Council’s annual manufacturing tour for adult and veteran job-seekers, co-hosted by Cuyamaca College, is set for 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25.

The free event for those 18 and older includes a bus ride and tours of two sites, lunch, and career advice on working in the manufacturing sector.

The purpose of the event is to introduce job-seekers to manufacturing jobs available in the East County region, and will include tours of Fox Factory in El Cajon and Computer Integrated Machining (CIM) in Santee. Fox designs and develops high-performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for everything from mountain bikes to off-road utility vehicles. CIM specializes in the precision machining of all metals including exotic alloys. Buses will board at 8 a.m. Closed-toed shoes suitable for walking are advised.

Sponsoring the Careers in Manufacturing tours are Bank of America, Comerica Bank, Cuyamaca College, the East County Career Center, SDG&E, San Diego Workforce Partnership, Silvergate Bank, Union Bank , US Bank, and Wells Fargo.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 7:30-8 a.m.: Check in at the East County EDC table in Student Lot 5 at Cuyamaca College
  • 8 a.m. – Board buses which will take attendees to the manufacturing facilities for tours ending at 11:30 a.m.
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.: Complimentary sack lunch and the manufacturers’ panel at Cuyamaca College Student Center. Hiring personnel and staffing agencies will be available for questions.

Online registration is required. Parking permits will be sent by the East County EDC to registrants. For additional information, contact Jenny Huerta with East County EDC at 619-258-3670 or via email at jenny.huerta@eastcountyedc.org