On July 23, “Educators in the Workplace” highlighted Farris Group, located in Cherryville, NC. The company has been committed to precision fabrication for over 40 years. This rapidly growing company continues to invest in technology and its skilled employees. Farris currently has three Gaston County locations and over 300 employees.
Sponsored by Gaston County Schools and the Gaston Regional Chamber, with support from area businesses, Educators in the Workforce gives educators an opportunity to visit local companies, learn about job opportunities in Gaston County, and take career information back to their schools to share with students.
The educators began their visit with a presentation about all aspects of the manufacturing and full-service capabilities of the company. After an enlightening session of questions and answers, the guests toured the Cherryville facility to better understand the manufacturing processes of the various divisions. The visit ended with more discussion about what educators could do to help prepare students for successful futures in the workplace and how Farris could work directly with local schools to allow students hands-on opportunities to explore fabrication and manufacturing careers. Partnerships like this are invaluable for educational and economic development.