The first Friday in October is officially Manufacturing Day, and today is that day.
An annual event that occurs on the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day is a coordinated occasion during which U.S. manufacturers open their doors to demonstrate the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers.
Manufacturing Day was created to correct public perception, which doesn’t do manufacturing justice. Manufacturing environments, which include highly trained, well-paid employees who work on state-of the- art equipment, are commonly thought of as antiquated factories designed for low-skilled workers.
Manufacturing Day addresses this misperception by giving all manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, exactly what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t.
This change in perception is the first step in addressing one of the main challenges faced by manufacturers today – a gap in skilled labor. By giving manufacturers an occasion to share what they do with their communities, Manufacturing Day provides manufacturers with an opportunity to connect directly with job seekers and students to showcase manufacturing careers and begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face.
Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers who create and maintain a host of resources and tools, Manufacturing Day amplifies the voice of individual manufacturers and delivers a coordinated message about common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement,
Manufacturing Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.
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