Mark your calendars for National Manufacturing Day, October 6, 2017!
MFG DAY, a nation-wide career awareness event, is held on the first Friday in October. Manufacturers across the country hold open houses to spotlight the wide range of high-skill, high-pay career opportunities available in contemporary manufacturing facilities and to highlight manufacturing's vital role in national and regional economies.
MFG DAY is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and others, and organized locally by DRMA. DRMA offers a host of services and resources to member companies to assist them with conducting their open houses.
Are you a manufacturer?
MFG Day is the ideal time for you to host an open house and demonstrate what you make, how you make it, and why manufacturing in general and your company in particular are so pivotal. You’ll be able to show the kinds of jobs available in your company and explain the skills, knowledge, education and abilities you seek in qualified employees.
Are you an educator, parent or student?
Here’s what educators gain by participating in MFG DAY. . .
Help your students connect their classroom experience with their future careers
Put teaching and learning in context
Learn about employer expectations and the types of careers available in manufacturing
Here’s what students gain by participating . . .
MFG DAY provides a great opportunity for students to imagine themselves in exciting, high-tech manufacturing careers
Experience first-hand how science, technology, math, engineering, and critical thinking skills are used in real-world problem solving
See what manufacturing looks like today and what kinds of careers are available
Connect with manufacturing employers who work in their community
Learn about job-readiness and employer expectations