Congressional Resolution Deems the First Friday in October as “Manufacturing Day” to Encourage Manufacturers across the U.S. to Open Their Doors to the Public

Oct 3, 2019

by ASME.org

House Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chairs Congressmen Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Tom Reed (R-NY) recently re-introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the first Friday in October as “Manufacturing Day.” Today, manufacturers across the United States open their doors to the community to showcase what manufacturing looks like in today’s modern world. 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.
 
Today, 2,833 Manufacturing Day events are planned across the country. Students and the public are invited to visit these manufacturing sites for tours and presentations to engage directly with manufacturing technology. Some companies are even offering courses in soft skills training, while others are taking visitors onto the shop floor to see how traditional machining is being paired with advanced technologies. This year, event organizers have even released a “Smart Manufacturing” comic book and app to engage directly with young people and showcase how augmented reality, IoT, and additive manufacturing are transforming modern manufacturing.
 
This annual event is supported by the Manufacturing USA program with individual Innovation Institutes inviting their own community members into their facilities to learn more about how the Manufacturing USA network is promoting the growth and prosperity of the U.S. economy. Individual Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers are also opening their doors to participate. The support and involvement of these federal programs highlights the importance of bringing manufacturing to young people to help bridge the skills gap by igniting interest in pursuing a career in manufacturing.
 
For more information, visit: https://www.mfgday.com/
 

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