WASHINGTON, -  Kicking off National Manufacturing Day, The Manufacturing Institute released a guide for educators targeted towards middle and high school students to attract the next generation of manufacturers. The guide, An Introduction to Manufacturing, will be distributed at Manufacturing Day events across the U.S. to encourage teachers to continue to inspire students interested in STEM-related careers.

Many people, teachers and students included, are amazed to learn how much we manufacture in the United States and how diverse the careers are in our dynamic industry. Today's manufacturing is about new innovation, making an impact, and a chance to design and build the future.
This new teacher guide introduces students to the world of manufacturing, its impact on our communities and economy, and the career opportunities in the industry. Whether they are interested in design, engineering, or even the business side of the industry, there is a place for everyone in manufacturing.
With a variety of multidisciplinary lesson plans, fact sheets, and student activities, the guide is a go-to resource for teachers and school support staff. It's also a great resource for Manufacturing Ambassadors and for companies to share with partner schools.
This guide was made possible by the Toyota U.S.A. Foundation and Dream It. Do It. Minnesota, led by 360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence and Bemidji State University.

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