The M&T Student Experience


The Manufacturing & Technology Show is a three-day event and the industry’s first to truly serve the total manufacturing industry—from effective executive management to efficiency-driven plant leadership, from cutting-edge engineering breakthroughs to world-class safety practices, from process to discrete industries—all in a cohesive conference and expo designed to provide actionable intelligence to fuel process improvement and market dominance. A half-day student experience has been embedded in the show to give students the opportunity to see and hear what careers in manufacturing are all about.  

Students - Provide Northeast Ohio high school students with the opportunity to learn more about in-demand careers in manufacturing and to meet the employers that will be creating the manufacturing jobs of today and the future.

Corporations – Opportunity to influence the future workforce and provide guidance to emerging talent on the occupations of the future and the credentials/skills that will be needed for those positions.   


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Panel discussion with Northeast Ohio manufacturers and other thought leaders on the future of careers in manufacturing.


  • Jacob Duritsky, VP of Strategy and Research, Team NEO
  • Klaudia (Holly) Sirk, Engineer, Swagelok  
  • Ryan Ellis, U.S. Recruitment Manager, Lincoln Electric
  • Terri Burgess Sandu , Director, Talent and Business Innovation, Lorain County Community College
  • Todd Wietzke, Sr. Manager Solution Architects, Verizon
  • Joseph Smith, VP Manufacturing, Agrinomix

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Students to explore the exhibit hall meeting manufacturers through a scavenger hunt.
Students and manufacturers have the chance to visit the RoboBot Showcase in partnership with the Alliance for Working Together (AWT) and several High School Robotics Teams to showcase/demonstrate their RoboBots

Students and manufacturers visit the AWT Apprenticeship Program booth to talk to apprentices and companies about their experience.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch with Leaders – tables of 3-5 students with 1-2 industry leaders to share career experience.


Up to 10 students per school at no cost (transportation is not included).

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