"Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year Manufacturing Day is Oct 6, 2017."
Since 2012, Manufacturing Day efforts have encouraged organizations and educational institutions to raise awareness and support for careers in manufacturing.
Although Manufacturing Day currently focuses on the United States, it serves as a model for other countries and offers opportunities for collaboration as an effort to achieve a broader reach.
How do you get involved?
There are some excellent ideas here, such as hosting an event or organizing an on-site tour, but some additional thoughts include:
Host a lunch and share a few related fun facts.
Make an announcement and post information throughout the organization networks.
Sign a proclamation and invite local government representatives to join you and your team in recognition.
If you’re a parent, provide the resources to your child’s school or even speak to your child’s class.
The effects have been compelling from those who have participated:
89% - More aware of manufacturing jobs
84% - More convinced that manufacturing provides careers that are interesting and rewarding
64% - More motivated to pursue careers in manufacturing
71% - More likely to spread the word to friends and family