ANNA – Honda hosted students and teachers across the U.S. virtually Friday on National Manufacturing Day to highlight modern manufacturing and the exciting career opportunities available in the industry.
Honda took a virtual approach to this celebration of manufacturing for the second year in a row, augmenting the experience by enabling students and teachers to choose their own path and participate in a variety of virtual workshops that highlight areas of manufacturing unique to Honda.
Honda hosted 10 virtual workshops Oct. 1 at its plants in Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. Associates from several Honda facilities will participate in live question-and-answer sessions with students, providing valuable insights into the industry and the benefits it provides to society.
The workshops will enable students to learn about transmissions that Honda builds in its plants in Ohio and Georgia, or about engine production through a presentation at Honda’s Anna (Ohio) Engine Plant. Students also can join the company’s South Carolina Manufacturing team to see how all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side vehicles are made. Additionally, students can discover more about production robots, power equipment (like lawnmowers and generators) or automobiles. All of these Honda business areas are covered in virtual workshops took place on Oct. 1.
To add to the fun, students can participate in a virtual escape room and watch videos on HondaFutureWorkforce.com. Students also can participate in two Honda trivia sessions that will create a fun opportunity for the students to learn more about manufacturing.
“National Manufacturing Day is a great way for us to engage with students and teachers to highlight the unique and varied career opportunities available at Honda,” said Rick Schostek, executive vice president at America Honda Motor Co. Inc. “Our future will be defined by the workforce we can attract to manufacturing careers at Honda, and it is important to illustrate the significant roles our associates play in making our products though these virtual workshops.”
Almost 200 teachers were invited to take part in the virtual workshops at Honda, focusing on the opportunities available to students through a career in manufacturing.
Honda Workshops on National Manufacturing Day 2021
Honda Manufacturing in America
Honda established manufacturing operations in America in 1979 with the start of motorcycle production in Marysville, Ohio, followed in November 1982 by the start of automobile production at the Marysville Auto Plant.
In 2020, more than two-thirds of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts, and Honda’s cumulative auto production in America exceeds 28.2 million vehicles.
Honda has one of the largest and most diverse U.S. manufacturing footprints of any international company, employing more than 22,000 associates who support operations at the company’s 12 plants with the annual capacity to produce more than 1.2 million automobiles, 3.5 million engines, 750,000 power equipment products and 200,000 powersports products, as well as the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines in America.
Cumulatively, Honda has invested more than $18.5 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations, including more than $3.2 billion over the past five years. The company also works with more than 627 U.S. original equipment suppliers, with U.S.-sourced parts purchases of $23.5 billion in 2020 and approximately $446.8 billion since 1979. Learn more at https://hondainamerica.com/.
More information about Honda is available in the Digital Fact Book.