October 1st is Manufacturing Day!

One thing we talk about a lot here at The ARM Institute is the manufacturing industry’s need to fill around 4 million jobs over the next decade. Many of these roles are for skilled robotics workers. It’s an unprecedented wealth of opportunity for anybody who’s ever dreamed of working at the cutting edge of technology alongside a variety of robots in what may be the most exciting time ever for the industry.

Manufacturing Day, or MFG Day, is an annual event held on the first Friday of October in which thousands of companies and educational institutions around the country openly invite students, parents, teachers and community leaders to discover the exciting reality of modern manufacturing.

While it’s called Manufacturing Day, there are actually events and exhibitions throughout the entire month to show off the current state of manufacturing and what it might look like in the future as technology pushes forward. 

Sponsors and Collaborators

MFG Day is an initiative of The Manufacturing Institute, and it was founded in partnership with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association. 

The event is presented by an initiative by the manufacturing industry called Creators Wanted which shares a mission with organizations like The ARM Institute to help answer the call for skilled workers. 

Sponsors of Manufacturing Day include Microsoft (official sponsors of the virtual events), Emergent Biosolutions, Dominion Energy, and more. 

Manufacturing Day Resources for Event Holders

Since Manufacturing Day is meant to be celebrated around the country by educators and manufacturing companies, Creators Wanted has provided resources for hosting your own presentations and events. 

There is even a Smart MFG 2 mobile app that uses augmented reality to give everyone a chance to design and manufacture their own drone!  

If you’re somebody who would like to register an official event, or if you’re already registered and looking for your portal, more information can be found right here.

Events for MFG Day consist of a tour of a manufacturing facility, office, innovation center or other site, or another creative student-invite type of event at a manufacturing or manufacturing-supporting site. They can also be school events about manufacturing, industry-related jobs fairs, a career day event, product expo or any similar event.  

MFG Day ARM Institute Event for Employers

We’re hosting a webinar to help employers enlist the brightest minds for the future of their robotics workforce. We’ll discuss the best ways to attract millennials and gen-z to the industry and the potential for fulfilling and exciting careers in manufacturing alongside robots and automation. 

Joining us to share their unique insights will be Jake Hall, founder of The Manufacturing Millennial, Jeannine Kunz, Vice President of Tooling U-SME, and Kendra Slis from MECCO and a Navigator for Catalyst Connection. 

This will be one that you won’t want to miss if you, like thousands of other manufacturers, are wondering just how to bring skilled young workers into the industry. 

The free webinar will be held on Thursday, October 7th at 2PM ET. 

You can go here to register and reserve your spot

An Open Invitation to the Workforce of Tomorrow

If you’ve ever dreamed of what it would be like to work with robots and automation in a field that’s constantly moving forward into the future, then you owe it to yourself to check out some of these events. Not only are they educational, but the things you’ll see are downright cool and exciting. 

After Manufacturing Day, you’re probably going to be wondering how you can obtain a career working with all of these robots and incredible machines, and that’s where we come in. 

We created RoboticsCareer.org to answer all your questions about starting your path into the field of robotics. What are the skills you need? What sort of education should you be aiming for? What sort of jobs are out there? All these questions and more can be found right here on our site. 

Also, our search tool can help you find the closest educational programs and resources to make starting your journey easier than ever. 

So we hope you’ll join us and thousands of manufacturers and educators from around the country in celebrating what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and opportunity-filled industries in the country on October 1st, Manufacturing Day. 

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