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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Capital Area Michigan Works wants students to stay in Lansing after college, so they hosted a manufacturing tour Friday to show MSU students what jobs the city offers.

For Evan Flynn, getting a look inside Peckham gives him a look into his future. "It's been really cool to see the whole process. It's really opened my eyes to the whole process," said Flynn, an MSU junior.

Flynn studies mechanical engineering at Michigan State University. He's focusing on the beginning of his career, so he signed up for the Greater Lansing Manufacturing Tour to get an up-close look at local companies.

"We really want to reach out to the talent in the area and make sure they know all of the great manufacturing facilities in the area," said Michelle Cordano, executive director of the Capital Area Manufacturing Council.

For the first time, Capital Area Michigan Works teamed up with MSU engineering students to show them local job and internship opportunities at Demmer Corporation, Peckham and Cameron Tool.

"Every one of the facilities we visited today does have MSU interns on staff, so they're very friendly working with students right out of college," said Cordano.

Students saw more than just places to work, they also toured downtown loft apartments and even got a chance to see the city's nightlife.

"This area has been awesome ever since I came up to MSU two years ago. I love it up here. I never want to leave. So, it'd be sweet to find a job around here and these companies are pretty cool to see," said Flynn.

Capital Area Michigan Works plans to host more manufacturing tours like this in the future. For more information, visit Seen on 6.

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