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Wylie High, East students visit construction sites

by | Nov 1, 2023 | Education, Latest

It was an early start for the 27 Wylie ISD construction students, two teachers and handful of city employees who met at City Hall on a gloomy Wednesday last week.

The Manufacturing Day tour, “Anatomy of a Construction Project,” started at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, with city employees discussing pre-construction steps with students, including zoning changes, review and approval of building plans, engineering considerations and permitting.

Manufacturing Day is on the first Friday of October but the annual national event that inspires the next generation to pursue careers in manufacturing lasts a month in Wylie. A partnership between the Wylie Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), local manufacturers and the school district, the program offers student and community tours to showcase the importance of local manufacturing by offering an inside look at local industry.

By Jeremy Hallock/[email protected]

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