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Manufacturing Skills Shortage Addressed by MFG Day

May 10, 2018

MFG DayOne of the largest problems that manufacturing across the country faces is the shortage of skilled workers. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. It’s a way for students, teachers, and those seeking a new career to access local businesses and explore career opportunities while dispelling misconceptions about the industry. While MFG day is in October, you don’t need to wait to encourage others to join the industry.

How Can You Help?

Students and Parents
Encourage students looking for a promising future, and those seeking a new career, to explore manufacturing by attending an MFG Day event or by learning more about career paths within the industry by visiting The site also houses a list of funding opportunities for scholarships and career training.

From children’s classroom trips to college students, a tour of a real manufacturing plant can create interest in the exciting prospects that the manufacturing industry has to offer.

Download the Teacher’s Guide and plan a field trip to a local event.

For Hosts
Do you have a company ready to open its doors to the community? Start planning your event now. While MFG day is October 5, 2018, companies should plan the event for any day that suits your needs and register the event on to encourage more attendees and to access free event planning and execution resources and toolkits.

Sponsors and Endorsers
If your business is interested in sponsoring or endorsing an event, download a free Endorser Kit.

Who’s Behind Manufacturing Day?

Created by Founding Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International in 2012, MFG DAY has enjoyed support from many organizations aligned with its mission of positively changing the public perception of modern manufacturing. Organizations that have played a vital role in working with FMA to successfully grow this national celebration of all things manufacturing include the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

MFG DAY is now produced annually by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) with key contributions and support from the MEP and the MI. 

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