Business participation sought for manufacturing career expo

News Graphic Staff

March 3, 2015

MEQUON — Ozaukee Economic Development and the Mequon-Thiensville School District have teamed up to host the seventh-annual Manufacturing and Career Expo on March 24 at Homestead High School, 5000 W. Mequon Road.

Companies who want to be represented at the expo, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, are being sought. Set-up begins at 8 a.m.

The purpose of the program is to promote manufacturing to high school students as a potential career path and to highlight training and educational requirements that students should be focusing on. Companies will set up booths in the school’s auxiliary gym where they can promote their business and the variety of career paths available. Students will attend as part of classroom time and travel from booth to booth.

The cost per company is $50, which is used to cover the cost of the program, including providing door prizes to students. For more information or to sign up, contact Kathleen Cady Schilling, executive director of OED, at 238-7730 or by email at

The program is limited to 15 businesses.