Manufacturing Day Inspires Next Generation of Skilled Workers

The manufacturing industry’s sixth annual national Manufacturing Day is tomorrow, October 6. American manufacturers and partners are hosting more than 2,500 events meant to celebrate modern manufacturing and educate and inspire future generations to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering.

The National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte released the results of a survey on the effect last year’s Manufacturing Day had on the public’s views of the industry. Responses from the students, educators and employees surveyed demonstrated that Manufacturing Day 2016 resulted in an improved public perception of manufacturing. Specifically, survey results showed 89% of students and 88% of educators were more aware of manufacturing jobs in their communities.

“Manufacturing Day is all about showing the community that this industry provides sustainable, well-paid jobs, with limitless opportunities for advancement,” said Manufacturing Institute executive director, Jennifer McNelly. “The overwhelmingly positive results of this survey tell us that the American public is seeing the possibilities in manufacturing careers.”

Manufacturing Day was created in 2012 by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International and modeled after AISC and the structural steel industry’s SteelDay, which held it’s ninth annual nationwide event on September 15. Manufacturing Day is now produced by the National Association of Manufacturers, with key contributions from Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Manufacturing Institute.

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