Any Day Can Be Manufacturing Day

What is Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day℠ is a grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the shared challenges facing manufacturers today.  One of the biggest of these challenges is a gap in skilled labor. 80% of manufacturers cannot find the skilled workers that they need. This is due in part to the public perception that careers in manufacturing are undesirable and also a lack of preparatory education.

Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for manufacturers (and community and technical colleges) to throw open their doors and host the public in a variety events.  From open houses to career workshops, this is the opportunity for manufacturers to change how the community sees their industry as a viable career option.  Some facts about manufacturing careers that people might not be aware of include:

  • Manufacturing is technologically advanced with use of automation, 3-D printing, robots, and screen technology.
  • The annual average salary of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000.
  • Manufacturers have the highest job tenure in the private sector.
  • 90% of manufacturing workers have medical benefits.

Any Day Can Be Manufacturing Day

Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is Oct 7, 2016—any day can be a Manufacturing Day. We encourage you to participate in Manufacturing Day by planning an event and leveraging the available resources to promote the benefits of Manufacturing in our community. Companies and community organizations should plan their events on the date that works best for them and their community. All events should be registered on the website, no matter what date they are scheduled. Only registered event hosts have access to all of the free event planning and execution resources created by the national co-producers.

For further information about Manufacturing Day, please visit the website, e-mail, or call 1.888.394.4362.


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