The challenges in finding qualified workers are well-recognized within our industry. On Sign Manufacturing Day, companies across the sign, graphics, and visual communications spectrum unite in hosting facility tours, all with the shared objective of inspiring students to explore the abundant and thrilling career avenues that this industry has to offer.
Our guests, the students, embarked on a journey that unveiled the magic behind the creation of signs. From the initial design phase to the fabrication process and finally the installation of signs, they were granted an exclusive insight into the entire lifecycle of a sign. They were introduced to the vast array of sign types we produce, the diverse materials we work with, and the intricate processes we employ to craft these essential elements of our visual landscape. Moreover, our students had the unique opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with our experienced team members, who generously shared insights about their roles and the genuine passion they hold for their work in the sign industry.
Rob Holder, a dedicated Marketing Teacher at Athens High School in Troy, Michigan, perfectly encapsulated the significance of this event for the students. He remarked, “It is important for the students to tie together what they are learning in the classroom and seeing how it ties to them. There are many directions that they can go after High School, and we want to open their eyes to many options.” His enthusiasm was palpable as he added, “This is the most engaged I have seen the kids.”
Signarama Troy / Metro Detroit is committed to nurturing the next generation’s interest in the sign industry and empowering them with the knowledge and exposure needed to embark on their future careers. We are genuinely thrilled to have had the chance to share our passion for signs with these young, inquisitive minds. We hope that our students not only enjoyed their visit but also left with a deeper understanding of how they can channel their creativity and skills into meaningful and exciting roles within the sign industry.
As we reflect on this successful Sign Manufacturing Day, we invite all interested individuals to learn more about the next sign manufacturing day by visiting https://signs.org/events/mfgday. Together, we can continue to inspire and educate the future leaders of the sign, graphics, and visual communications industry.