2020 National Manufacturing Day Celebrated with Mostly Virtual Events

Oct 5, 2020

by ASME.org

Friday, October 2 marked this year’s National Manufacturing Day, when manufacturers across the country opened their virtual doors to host mostly online events to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. This yearly event is supported by the House Manufacturing Caucus, whose co-chairs Congressmen Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Tom Reed (R-NY) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the first Friday in October as “Manufacturing Day” last year.
 
Manufacturing Day is aimed at building awareness and excitement around advanced manufacturing so that children and adults alike can better understand career opportunities that exist in this advanced industry. MFG Day encourages thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to host virtual or safe in-person events for students, parents, teachers and community leaders to learn more about the exciting field of modern manufacturing and to better understand the challenges of the skills gap.
 
The annual event is sponsored by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) federal government program, highlighting the importance of bringing manufacturing to young people to help bridge the skills gap by igniting interest in pursuing a career in manufacturing. ASME has been a long-time supporter of this and other federal manufacturing programs. For more information on ASME’s involvement in manufacturing policy at a federal level, please take a look at the ASME General Position Paper on Advanced Manufacturing.  
 

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