On Oct. 4, approximately 3,000 manufacturers and educational institutions opened their doors to students, educators, parents and community leaders to celebrate Manufacturing Day.
— Manufacturing Day (@MfgDay) October 4, 2019
Led by The Manufacturing Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers’ workforce and education partner, Manufacturing Day shows students what a career in modern manufacturing looks like.
By 2028, manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs. More than half of those jobs could remain vacant due to the industry’s skills gap and misconceptions about modern manufacturing. The MI and NAM aim to help solve the workforce crisis through efforts such as Manufacturing Day and the Creators Wanted campaign.
The manufacturing sector is facing a growing skills gap https://t.co/a9VUb1uBYb
— CNBC (@CNBC) October 4, 2019
Manufacturing Day shows students why they should consider a career in modern manufacturing and what skills manufacturing companies are looking for in employees.
This National #ManufacturingDay, we're celebrating:
✅#CTE students who are learning the manufacturing trade
✅Teachers who are training the next generation of manufacturers
✅Lifelong learners who are gaining new skills to stay competitive in this field pic.twitter.com/XvwNiC6vwk
— Secretary Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) October 4, 2019
America's manufacturing workers are a large part of what makes this nation strong.
— James E. Clyburn (@WhipClyburn) October 4, 2019
October is Manufacturing Month and today we visited Manitowoc’s Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry. They opened their foundry for community tours to help show high school students that there are exciting, good paying jobs in manufacturing. #NationalManufacturingDay #MFGDay19 pic.twitter.com/gcHn1lXMPq
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) October 4, 2019
Political influencers from both sides of the aisle as well as federal entities shared Manufacturing Day messages, spreading the word about Manufacturing Day, its opportunities and the industry’s critical economic role.
— House Democrats (@HouseDemocrats) October 4, 2019
Over 500,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since @realDonaldTrump's election.
— Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) October 4, 2019
— U.S. Commerce Dept. (@CommerceGov) October 4, 2019
To get involved in Manufacturing Day, visit mfgday.com.