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JCPS students tour local plants as part of National Manufacturing Day

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Dozens of JCPS students spent the day out of the classroom, and on the job.

Companies across Louisville opened their doors as part of National Manufacturing Day. Students from Fairdale High School got a chance to tour Universal Woods, which makes flooring and other products.

Lousiville Mayor Greg Fischer says there are 80,000 manufacturing jobs in our city alone, and it's good for students to see how much the industry has changed.

"Part of it is the mindset of people in manufacturing, is that it's a dirty old industry," Fischer said. "In reality, it's a clean, modern, technical industry, and an area that produces good paying jobs -- good middle income jobs."

Students get to see what kinds of jobs are available, and how the skills they're learning in high school are applied.

Dozens more students from Jeffersontown, Iroquois, and Western High Schools also toured local plants today.

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