Manufacturing Day is a growing grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the shared challenges facing manufacturers today. The most pressing issue is a gap in skilled labor. 80 percent of manufacturers cannot find the skilled workers they need. This gap continues to widen.
Manufacturers’ ability to address this issue has been hindered by the public perception that careers in manufacturing are undesirable and by insufficient preparatory education. Both of these problems stem from a lack of understanding of present-day manufacturing environments, which are highly technical.
Manufacturing Day gives manufacturers an opportunity to raise and address these issues by simply exhibiting what they do to visitors curious about manufacturing.
On the first Friday in October of every year (October 3, 2014 this year), hundreds of manufacturers across the nation participate in Manufacturing Day by hosting open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events. Please look for manufacturers in your community at http://www.mfgday.com/ and help celebrate with your neighbors and friends on October 3, 2014!