Each year, many local manufacturers and colleges open their doors to area schools, welcoming students and teachers to tour their facilities. In October 2019, over 600 students from 16 area schools visited 16 manufacturers as well as Jamestown Community College and St. Bonaventure University. Students learned about the skills and education required to have a lucrative career right here in the Southern Tier. Activities included drafting, design, chemistry, measurement, welding, duct fabrication, using a press brake, fundamentals of electricity, and discovering the importance of essential non-technical skills. Our overview includes pictures, survey results, and helpful comments from area students.