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Made For Manufacturing

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Several area high school students interested in the engineering and technology industry got the opportunity to interact, network, and explore the tech industry as multiple local companies were at Washburn University looking to recruit students.

Thursday morning, Washburn University hosted the “Made for Manufacturing” event, so industry professionals can meet and convince students to consider engineering and technology. About 18 manufacturing companies signed up, including the Topeka company, Frito Lay.

Go Topeka worked with Washburn Tech and the Greater Topeka Partnership to arrange this networking event. Trina Goss, Go Topeka’s director of business & talent initiatives, said the students were offered passports with a list of questions to ask and space to write down contact information. She said the passports are meant to encourage the students to interact and help them practice networking.

“We provided students with a passport with a list of questions and a space to write in contact information, so we really are encouraging interaction on both ends and it is great for the students to have that one-on-one contact with the company,” said Goss.

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