ECC to Host Manufacturing Day Oct. 6 in the BIC

September 22, 2022 | Campus News

East Central College is inviting local manufacturers and community members to its Business and Industry Center (BIC) to showcase the college’s career-ready programs and state-of-the-art equipment.

Manufacturing Day is slated for Thursday, Oct. 6, from 4-6 p.m., and members of the community, and manufacturing employers and employees alike, are invited to take guided tours of the BIC, and learn more information about Precision Machining, HVAC/R, Industrial Engineering Technology and Welding programs.

Attendees also will have an opportunity to meet with career-ready program faculty members and take part in a question-and-answer session with some of the College’s female welding students.

In addition, Manufacturing Day will feature The Metallica Scholars Initiative, which is providing $100,000 in grants to be used for scholarships for career-ready students. There also will be a chance to take home Metallica/ECC swag and win prizes.

ECC’s Metallica Scholars initiative is a partnership with All Within My Hands (AWMH), which has been working with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to provide direct support for career and technical education programs across the country.

East Central is one of 10 community colleges in the U.S. to receive a $100,000 grant to fund scholarships for programs that provide skills and services to students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied-learning program.

For more information about Manufacturing Day, the Metallica Scholars Initiative or any of our career-ready programs, people may contact Dr. Richard Hudanick at 636-584-6635 or

To learn more about the Metallica Scholars Initiative, visit, or contact Kathy Luther at or 636-584-6573.