Manufacturing Day Celebrates Industry and Highlights Job Opportunities

Manufacturing Day Celebrates Industry and Highlights Job Opportunities
Manufacturing Day Celebrates Industry and Highlights Job Opportunities
Manufacturing Day, which takes place the first Friday of every October, falls on Oct. 7, 2022, this year. The day exists both to showcase what modern manufacturing looks like and to demonstrate to students, parents, teachers and community leaders what opportunities the field offers. Industry 4.0 continues to produce new technologies, which opens the doors for new career opportunities in robotics, data analytics, bioengineering and more.

The Manufacturing Institute, along with Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International, established Manufacturing Day in 2012 in an effort to alter the public’s opinion of modern manufacturing. Today, The Manufacturing Institute hosts Manufacturing Day and asks manufacturing companies to help highlight manufacturing career paths. Championing manufacturing careers has become more important than ever, considering the labor shortages. For example, Deloitte projects that the USA will be short more than two million manufacturing workers, causing more than $3 trillion of loss to the economy.

Manufacturing companies have created a variety of ways to celebrate the holiday. CNC Software, LLC, which develops the CAD/CAM software Mastercam, invites students interested in manufacturing to attend its event on Oct. 7 at its facility in Tolland, Connecticut. A panel of representatives from departments within the company share about their roles and answer attendees’ questions. Attendees will also watch a demonstration showing how to create a part within the Mastercam.
NextFlex, one of nine Manufacturing Innovation Institutes established by the DoD Manufacturing Technology Program, will host a free Manufacturing Day event for high school students in San Jose, Calif., on Oct. 7. Attendees will go on a tour of the facility, talk with technologists, and hear about how Industry 4.0 is changing aerospace, automotive, healthcare and energy. Learn more about the event and sign up on the company website.

ABB plans to host a “Community Open House” on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. to acknowledge Manufacturing Day. Those in attendance can expect to tour the Fort Smith, Arkansas, plant; meet with the staff; and learn about manufacturing in the 21st century. ABB welcomes visitors who are 5th grade and older. Food and drinks will be provided.

Click here to find an event near you! Or learn more about hosting an event.

If your company is hosting a Manufacturing Day event, post about it on social media with the hashtag #MFGDay22. If you tag @automation_com on Twitter, will retweet your post! Or, post on or after Manufacturing Day telling the world what your company did to acknowledge the holiday. See more ways to market a Manufacturing Day event.

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