Manufacturing Day has been designed to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy. It is an opportunity for manufacturers to highlight their work and their workers, and to energize a future pipeline of skilled workers.
Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, Manufacturing Day is also designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. Overall, it represents an opportunity for thousands of people around the country to see for themselves that manufacturing is alive and well in America, and needs skilled employees.
Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is Oct 7, 2016—any day can be a Manufacturing Day. Over 400,000 people participated in Manufacturing Day events in 2015.
Here are some Manufacturing Day events planned for NYC:
- This year, ITAC focuses on Advanced Manufacturing, to highlight trends across NYC and the implications for the workforce. Click here for more info on the October 7th event.
- Design for Manufacturing Summits bring together product developers, industrial designers, engineers, makers and manufacturers for a more decentralized, leaner manufacturing ecosystem. Click here for more info on DFM17, to be held on October 6th.
- The Brooklyn Navy Yard is offering guided tours, offering an immersive look at “making it” including one to two site visits to a factory, workshop or studio of a featured Yard business. Click here for more info on their October 7th tour (and future tours).
- Not in NYC? Interested in finding out about other events or more about Manufacturing Day? Visit mfgday.com.