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Building a Legacy While Making an Impact

We know that manufacturing's greatest challenge and opportunity is creating, training, and sustaining a quality workforce.  To answer this challenge, DRMA established the DRMA Foundation to fund workforce development initiatives to bring workers into the manufacturing industry and to further develop the skills of those workers currently employed in the sector.  Additionally, DRMA leads the Dayton Region Manufacturing Workforce Partnership, an OMA-endorsed sector partnership, along with partners FASTLANE and the Dayton Development Coalition.

It is the driving mission of the DRMA Foundation. Through your donations, we are able to help the underemployed and the underserved youth and adults of the region and present the vision of a career in manufacturing.

National Manufacturing Day 2021

DRMA is the local organizer for MFG Day, a nationwide event where students tour manufacturing facilities teaching them about careers in the industry.  

We have reached over 25,000 students since we started in 2012!
We’re the most successful MFG Day in the nation!

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Career Adventures Day 2021

DRMA, through power lunches and career fairs like Career Adventures Day, inspires the next generation of manufacturers. 

We have reached over 7,500 students since we started in 2016!