The Dream It. Do It. network is a unique national network of professionals dedicated to engaging, educating and employing today’s students in high quality manufacturing jobs while educating career influencers like parents and educators. The network currently spans 40 programs across 38 states.
The Manufacturing Institute is a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to improving and expanding the manufacturing industry in the United States. We are best described as the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. The Institute is affiliated with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and our strong relationship with the NAM provides added infrastructure, offers increased national and local visibility, and enhanced credibility, clout, and convening power.
The Manufacturing Institute is ready to spend the time necessary for walking through the logistics of Dream It. Do It. and aligning it with the work of your organization. Your first step is to let us know of your interest by reaching out to the Dream It. Do It. Network Manager, Nicholas D’Antonio, to arrange a time to speak. The Dream It. Do It. program operates under an annual subscription model with a $5,000.00 fee for state programs and a $3,000.00 fee for regional programs per year.
The Institute always offers new network members the opportunity to participate in an onboarding session with Manufacturing Institute staff. During this session, we can help your organization create a strategic plan that will result in programmatic success using many of the existing assets available in your region.
The Institute has created a quick start guide and other materials and resources in a complete onboarding toolkit. Many other states have found these resources useful, and they exist to help your program get successfully off the ground and begin operations.
Dream It. Do It. is meant to promote manufacturing to three distinct target markets: students, and their career influencers, parents and educators. We have successfully produced resources and collateral focused on engaging those markets, and our network has created a broad range of tools and materials to help simplify that process for new state partners. The Manufacturing Institute will assess with you exactly the populations you want to target and impact and advise on the best messages to impact your targeted audience.
We ask that our Dream It. Do It. executives participate in metric tracking to enable us to increasingly understand the impact of the program. Our metric reporting system is a digital process that asks for achieved exposure through different activities within different target populations. During your onboarding session, the Institute will help walk through the metric tracking process and our expectations for your program.
Dream It. Do It. is the brand that puts a fresh, marketable face on manufacturing to students within a region. It is a versatile program that plays a different role for each of our partners within our network. The program successfully ties an organization’s many initiatives together under a single, nationally recognized name and has been a channel for creating necessary partnerships with student organizations, elected officials and manufacturers. The network connects new partners to mentors that provide experience, knowledge and resources to assist in program expansion across the nation. Dream It. Do It. is a useful tool for helping partners rejuvenate the image of manufacturing in their region and recruit the next generation of employees. Let us help you assess what Dream It. Do It. can do in your area.
To join the initiative, please contact Brent Weil.