Engineer for a Day Program

This program is planned to offer high school students interested in a career in engineering an introduction to the field.  During the day, students will be given an overview of the many fields of engineering, the education and experience needed to pursue a career in engineering, as well as a job shadowing experience at a local engineering company or plant facility. In 2015, 160 students participated, and we are hoping this year will also be successful.

The Engineer-for-a-Day program begins at The University of Toledo, College of Engineering and will provide a full day of engineering-related activities.   The typical schedule of events for the day is as follows:


@ The University of Toledo, College of Engineering, Nitschke Hall

A tour of The University of Toledo, College of Engineering, provides students with an introductory survey of the various disciplines of engineering and exposure to the educational path towards an engineering career.  Students will be introduced to engineering curriculum, tour engineering departments and view engineering lab demonstrations.

11:30am-12:30pm   LUNCHEON

@ The University of Toledo, College of Engineering, Nitschke Hall

Students and faculty/chaperones will share a complimentary casual luncheon with engineers and engineering facility representatives from Northwest Ohio.

12:30pm-3:30pm    STUDENT SHADOWING

Participating Employers’ Offices or Plant Facilities

Students will join local engineering representatives for an afternoon of student shadowing at their office or facility to gain an understanding of day-to-day engineering practices and applications in industry.

* * 2017 ENGINEER FOR A DAY -- FEBRUARY 21st * *

School interested in attending/participating, REGISTER HERE by 2/1
Questions?  Contact:

Company representative interested in attending/participating REGISTER HERE by 1/31
Questions?  Contact:

* * If weather conditions cause school delays and closures on the scheduled program date, program delay or cancellation will follow Sylvania Schools.  If Sylvania Schools are either cancelled or delayed on February 21, 2017, the program will be held using the same schedule above on Tuesday - February 28th .

To allow for a more personalized experience with the employers during the shadowing session and to facilitate the large number of participants, a group of 4-8 students with up to 2 chaperons is preferred and complimentary.  Please include your desired number of students and we will accommodate as many students as feasible for the student shadowing session.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to sharing this learning experience with all of the future engineers and hope to see you on February 21, 2017.