Benjamin Logan High School students from Computer Principles and Video Game Design classes, along with other area high school pupils, had a special opportunity Friday at the Honda East Liberty Auto Plant.
They were invited to the plant to celebrate National Manufacturing Day and also to meet Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted.
“During their 90 minutes at the plant, students learned about various roles including designing, training, testing and building vehicles,” BLHS computer science teacher Jason Smith said. “Students also took a tour of the plant.”
As part of the visit, the Lt. Governor checked out the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V, which began mass production this week at the East Liberty Auto Plant, as previously detailed in the Examiner.
Husted met with area high school students in an effort to highlight advanced manufacturing and the many career opportunities available in the industry.
Honda has participated in this National Manufacturing Day initiative for many years, which showcases modern manufacturing and the career.
For the first time in two years, students were once again invited in person to the plant for a day of hands-on activities with Team Honda Cares associates. Previously, Virtual National Manufacturing Day visits were hosted by Honda during the pandemic.
Friday, the students were able to explore careers available to them in manufacturing and engage in experiential learning by competing in a torque-tightening race, completing a real vehicle inspection with Honda associates, envisioning the future by entering a design competition for the next electric vehicle, and more.