Joel Leonard, an Asheboro resident for 18 years, always wanted to create an educational event in the city after riding across the country to build makerspace. Now, as an Asheboro makerspace consultant, he’s developed a plan to use Bicentennial park as a social distance area to share hands-on education on the types of machinery used.
In an attempt to fill open positions of companies in Asheboro, a technical tailgate party will take place at Bicentennial Park, starting March 14.
In collaboration with Forest Scientific Corp. in New Jersey and Maker Depot in Pennsylvania, the event hosted by Leonard will serve as a platform for employers to share their current and future employment needs in the community.
According to Leonard, City Manager John Ogburn and the city of Asheboro went out of their way to make the event successful, understanding the significant skill gap that needs to be…