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Manufacturing Day—Host Students at Your Business

By Zane Clark

Engineering students tour the SEMA Garage during a 2016 event.

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) gives manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show students what today’s manufacturing is—and what it isn’t.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG Day is designed to partner high schools with local manufacturers to provide first-hand learning experiences for students. By working together during and after MFG Day, manufacturers can begin to address the skilled labor shortages they face, connect with future generations, take charge of manufacturing’s public image and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the entire industry.

MFG Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation. MFG Day occurs on the first Friday in October. This year, it will be held October 6; however, companies and community organizations should plan their events on the October dates that work best for them. No matter the date, events should be registered on the Manufacturing Day website and marked as public or invitation-only events.

If you would like to host an event, please follow the link below to sign up at the Manufacturing Day website

Registered event hosts have access to free event planning and execution resources, and toolkits to make organizing an MFG Day event easy.