Eastman hosts Manufacturing Day event for local students
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Eastman proudly hosted its annual Manufacturing Day event yesterday at Dobyns-Bennett High School near the company's headquarters in Kingsport, Tennessee. Students learned about a variety of manufacturing careers, from industrial to information technology. Partnering with the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM), Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement and Northeast State Community College, students also had the opportunity to practice their interview skills and learn more about the education and training programs available to help prepare them for the workforce.
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