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Mark your calendars for National Manufacturing Day, first Friday in October!

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.

 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


Click here to sign up to HOST an open house.

Click here to register to ATTEND an open house.


If you have any questions about hosting an open house or need any help finding an open house to attend, contact DRMA



MFG DAY 2018 was a huge success in the Dayton region! Over 4,100 students from 64 schools and 5 home school groups attended one of the 48 member open houses held throughout the Dayton region.

 To view more photos checkout our Facebook album.


Some material above courtesy of Crossbridge Communications. Crossbridge has tackled many innovative projects related to manufacturingeducation, and the spaces where the two intersect.