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MFG Day 2023 Friday, October 6

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MFG Day is manufacturing’s biggest annual opportunity to inspire the next generation to start careers in modern manufacturing through a series of focused events to promote manufacturing to students, parents and educators on the first Friday of October continuing throughout the rest of the month.  

MFG Day is an initiative of The Manufacturing Institute, with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association as a founding partner. The Institute grows and supports the manufacturing industry’s skilled workers for the advancement of modern manufacturing. The Institute’s diverse initiatives support women, veterans, students and workers through skills training programs, community building and supporting the advancement of their career in manufacturing. As the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Institute is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with resources necessary to solve the industry’s toughest challenges.

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Join thousands of manufacturers across North America as they showcase what modern manufacturing looks like and inspire the next generation of skilled workers.

This year, the official date for MFG Day is Oct. 6, but any day can be MFG Day. How you participate needs to work for you, so feel free to choose when you host your event!

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
  • Must be open to students, parents and/or educators
Explore resources to learn more about hosting an event virtually or in-person.

Registered events are reviewed for completeness and are generally made public within 24 hours after registrations are submitted.

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MFG Day 2022 is made possible thanks to the strong support of these sponsors.

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