Manufacturing Month

Launched annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

It’s not too early to plan your MFG Day event – which can take place ANY DAY in October.  See what we’re planning below in 2024 and check back to see what additional plans we have in store for this exciting annual event!  

Save the Date! Thursday, October 10 – Advanced Manufacturing Day – Can You Make It? VMEC and The Generator Makerspace will be co-hosting this exciting event that focuses on the importance of careers in manufacturing; whether you’re a high school student seeking your future employer or someone seeking a career change/ challenge, this event is for you!

Early stage planning for the day includes innovative design team challenges for students and workers who will utilize the Generator’s wood, metal, sewing, jewelry, electronics studios as well as hosting speakers who are knowledgeable in the Advanced Manufacturing world and willing to share their journey to success and continuous learning. As information becomes confirmed, we will update this page – stay tuned and be sure to save October 10 on your calendar and pass the word!

Plan, Host, Find:
What you need to know about MFG Day/ Month 2024

Planning your MFG Day event Check out the dozens of ways you and your teams can host an event – webinars, toolkits and so much more are at your fingertips to plan your best manufacturing event ever! Since MFG Day’s main focus is careers in manufacturing, we highly encourage you to reach out to your local Career & Technical Education Center (CTE).  And be sure to register for FREE MFG Day Webinars.

Host An Event Registering your event contributes to the larger MFG Day phenomenon in a major way. The more events we know about, the more people we can say we’ve affected — which inspires more interest in manufacturing.  MFG Day makes a big impact in shifting the misconception of modern manufacturing.  Tell your story by opening your doors – physically or virtually – and hosting an event with students, parents, educators, media, community leaders and elected officials.  Registered events are reviewed for completeness and are generally made public within 24 hours after registrations are submitted.

Find An Event Check out what’s going on in the Green Mtn. State; be sure to type Vermont USA into the search field and plan to attend one or more events!

MFG Day is an initiative of The Manufacturing Institute, with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association as a founding partner.  Check out any of the above links where many free resources and ideas are available to companies, organizations and educational institutions desiring to host special events.  You may also contact Robynn Albert, VMEC Marketing and Training Manager, (802) 793-2078 or [email protected] to discuss ideas for your company’s event. 

VMEC Hosted/ Co-Hosted MFG Day/ Month 2023 Events – click here

VMEC Hosted/ Co-Hosted MFG Day/ Month 2022 Events – click here

VMEC Hosted/ Co-Hosted MFG Day/ Month 2021 Events – click here