“Excellence in Education Day”

MARQUETTE — Giving students a well–rounded education is the goal of Excellence in Education Day.

Negaunee and Westwood High School students got to visit several area businesses. Being introduced to several facilities with steady jobs was an eye opener for them. Some of the students didn’t know that these kinds of businesses exist right down the road from where they go to school.

“Today we got to see them make different parts that are used in the medical profession. We saw a 3–D printer, that was cool and a lot of engineers are here making the stuff. I am looking into business or maybe engineering,” said Ben Luke, Negaunee High School Junior.

“Tyler Ryan, also a junior at Negaunee High School added, “More than anything I did not know there was a place like this around here. I think it is pretty interesting to go around to businesses in the community that I didn’t know much about before today.”

Even workers employed at RTI Surgical say even though they are here everyday, it still amazes them.

“It’s impressive first of all that we have this kind of facility in Marquette and it’s pretty much one of a kind. It’s really fun to give them that behind the scenes look at everything. and for them to see the process from start to finish and everything that goes into creating a medical device,” said Delaney Lovett, Corporate Communication Associate, RTI Surgical.

The Excellence in Education Day also included tours of Fabco and the Jacobetti Complex at NMU.