Inland Empire High School Students to Attend the 2018 Manufacturers’ Summit

Ontario, Ca – The Manufacturers’ Council of IE (MCIE) will invite 400 high school students to attend the 2018 Manufacturers’ Summit. For the first time, the Summit will feature a parallel program occurring during the main event. The students will hear some of the same speakers but with a twist. The speakers’ will gear their topics toward showing young students that manufacturing isn’t a “dirty job,” and that there are good jobs awaiting them.

Ray Anderson, creator of Good Hearted Leadership, leads the charge for the day as emcee. He’ll introduce Josh Davies, CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, who will lecture on work ethic in the workforce and how students can make themselves more hirable.

Carolyn Lee is Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). NAM is the nation’s largest industrial trade association. Lee will inform students about the different types of careers in manufacturing available, ranging from administrative to shop floor to management.

The climax of the event is Keynote speaker Titan Gilroy, Founder and President of TITANS of CNC, calls his talk “Rise to Greatness!” He hopes to inspire students with the story of his rough start at life, including time spent in prison, to the rise of his successful business.

After hearing the speakers, students will take a tour through the “Made in the Inland Empire Exhibit,” getting a firsthand look at what regional manufacturers can do. Then, they’ll tour the main exhibit hall and meet vendors from around the country. Ray, Titan, Davies, and Lee promise an exciting and informative experience. MCIE provides the program and lunch at no cost to the school or the students.

The program’s funding is thanks to MCIE’s generous sponsors: Deputy Sector Navigator, Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium, San Bernardino County Department of Workforce Development, and Chaffey College.

The event begins promptly at 8:30 AM on February 15, 2018 at the Ontario Convention Center. The program is open to schools in Riverside and San Bernardino County School Districts. Schools interested in applying should do so through their county school district. The deadline is February 6, 2018. Those interested in attending the main Manufacturers’ Summit should visit