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MFG Day 2023 Friday, October 6


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Celebrated nationally on the first Friday in October, MFG Day is manufacturing’s biggest annual opportunity to inspire the next generation, positively shift perceptions about our industry, and build the foundation for the manufacturing workforce of the future.

MFG Day is an initiative of the Manufacturing Institute. The MI builds, diversifies and strengthens the modern manufacturing workforce, with the goal of furthering individual opportunity, community prosperity and a more competitive manufacturing industry. The MI engages underrepresented communities and shifts perceptions about careers in modern manufacturing, leads skilled training and career development programs, provides thought leadership and research on the changing state of the workforce and builds partnerships to scale up its impact on manufacturing in the United States. As the 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, the MI is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with solutions for the industry’s toughest challenges.

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Join thousands of manufacturers across the U.S. as they showcase the realities of modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of creators.

This year, MFG Day will be celebrated nationally on October 6, but everyday is MFG Day. Make your event date and time work for you AND your target audience!

What requirements does your event need to meet in order to be an official MFG Day event?
  • Must consist of a tour of a manufacturing facility, office, innovation center or other site; other creative student-invite type of event at a manufacturing or manufacturing-supporting site (e.g., design office, software company); school event about manufacturing; manufacturing-related jobs fair; manufacturing-related career day event; or manufacturing product expo or similar event highlighting the realities and diverse careers in modern manufacturing
  • Must be open to students, parents and/or educators
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Registered events are reviewed for completeness and are generally made public within 2 business days of submission.

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MFG Day Sponsors

MFG Day 2023 is made possible thanks to the strong support of these sponsors.

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