Manufacturing Day / Month

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Friday, October 1, 2021 and all month long!!

VMEC is spreading the word that the tenth annual National Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) is scheduled for Friday, October 1, 2021 and in Vermont the entire month of October has become part of a growing national Manufacturing Day initiative.  Manufacturers, educational institutions and others are encouraged to host events that highlight the importance of manufacturing to the Vermont and U.S. economies and also draw attention to the many rewarding high-skill and higher paying jobs that modern manufacturing provides.

Below are valuable links to get you started in this year’s planning; also, be sure to check this page periodically for events that we’re planning in October.

Planning your MFG Day event Check out the dozens of ways you and your teams can host an event by visiting the  Resources links.  Also, be sure to listen to prior best practices shared by MFG Day hosts.

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.

Participation in MFG Day 2021 helps address common misconceptions by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and showcase manufacturing. This emphasis on manufacturers can also help to address the job and career opportunities available in this critical economic sector.  VMEC is encouraging Vermont manufacturers and all supportive entities to be creative in developing their ideas and plans in ways that will showcase local manufacturing companies and their many outstanding products and services.  While MFG Day is an opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn something about manufacturing through first-hand personal experience, the real focus is about providing guidance to students that can help them when it comes time to make career decisions.

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.  To learn more or register your MFG Day 2021 event, log on to CreatorsWanted.org  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].