Jefferson County Development Corporation (JCDC), in collaboration with Man-Tra-Con Corporation, celebrated Manufacturing Day on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Through a combination of five on-site plant visits and two virtual video tours shown via Zoom at the Mt. Vernon Armory, Mt. Vernon high school students were able to learn about potential careers in the manufacturing industry. Students were able to hear from those who chose manufacturing as a career, plus receive answers to any questions they had about pursuing careers in manufacturing.

Participating Manufacturing Industry Employers


Participating High Schools

  • Mt. Vernon High School
  • Waltonville High School
  • Webber High School
  • Woodlawn High School


View the virtual tour videos below to learn about careers in manufacturing at National Railway Equipment Company (NRE) and Continental Tire in Jefferson County, Illinois.

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Sponsored by the Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board. Man-Tra-Con Corporation is a member of the American Job Center Network and an Illinois workNet partner. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.