Five Things: Community Career Education Forum

Middle schoolers who want to explore a career in science, technology, engineering or math can attend an upcoming forum.

Endress+Hauser is hosting a community career and educational forum in October.

The free event will include exhibitors from NSK Precision America, Caterpillar, Duke Energy, Frakes Engineering, Indiana American Water, Johnson County Public Library, Greenwood Public Library and Cummins.

Jackie Renforth, content development specialist at Endress+Hauser, tells you what you need to know about the event.

When and where is the forum?

The forum is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Endress+Hauser campus and it starts in the Customer Center. Although, some planned activities will take place throughout other buildings on campus. The Customer Center is at 2355 Endress Place, Greenwood.

Who can come?

We have invited middle-school students (seventh, eighth and ninth grade) and their parents. All students must be accompanied by an adult. Younger and older siblings are able to attend as well. We also have invited STEM teachers, guidance counselors and administrators.

What activities are planned?

Career, education and information booths, factory tours (no open-toed shoes), college representatives, free dinner, contest on technical know-how, prize challenges, social media challenges, live and FIRST Robotics demonstrations.

Why did you want to host a forum?

We hope to connect local students, parents, educators and businesses together to raise awareness and provide information about the types of careers and opportunities that exist in advanced manufacturing, and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math-related programs.

Do I need to register? If so, how?

Yes, there is registration. Early RSVP by Sept. 16. Early RSVP ensures student receives a T-shirt on event night. RSVP deadline is Sept. 30. To register please visit: