Learning by doing -- that's the focus of the EDA's Career Pathways Student Tours. The EDA has been collaborating with local businesses since 2000 to give students a glimpse of local career opportunities and the skills and education they'll need to get there.
Do you think your class would benefit from a field trip to one of our local businesses? Check out the companies below that are already opening their doors to middle and high-school classes. Have another company in mind? Reach out and we'll see if we can help make a connection!
|Barrett Machine, Inc.||Machine and fabrication shop/industrial maintenance & sales|
|Cives||Structural steel and plate fabricator|
|Fortessa||International and domestic distributor of commercial and consumer tableware|
|Green Bay Packaging||Manufacturing of paperboard packaging and coated laminated paper for labels|
|Monoflo||Manufacturing of plastic pallets, crates, bulk containers, dollies, and wall systems for the distribution market|
|Navy Federal Credit Union||Customer care and data center|
|Southeastern Container||Manufacturing of PET bottles and preforms for sparking soft drink, water, food, and consumer product packages|
|SpecialMade Goods & Services||Distribution, product modification, hot stamping, and die cutting|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific||Manufacturing of diagnostic and biotechnology products|
|Winchester Metals||Metal processing and distribution|
|Winchester Tool||Metal fabrication and repair|
|ZM Sheet Metal||Manufacturing of pre-fab duct work and fittings|
In addition to on-demand tours throughout the year, the EDA partners with the City of Winchester and Clarke County to offer a blitz of student tours during Manufacturing Week - the first week in October. More than 300 students and 20 companies participate each year.