October 7th is National Manufacturing Day

"Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for manufacturers to highlight their work and their workers and to energize a future pipeline of skilled workers. An annual event that occurs on the first Friday of October, MFG DAY is an occasion during which manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. All across the country, organizations showed the public what manufacturing really looks like through more than 2,600 open houses and events in each of the 50 states and Puerto Rico with an estimated 400,000+ students, parents, and community members attending." (U.S. Department of Commerce)

How can you help adult learners explore manufacturing occupations and career pathways?

  • Talk with your local workforce partners to see if any manufacturing employers in your area are doing worksite tours or classroom talks. 
  • Have learners explore CareerOneStop Career Videos and career profiles for occupations in the manufacturing industry.
  • Review the Manufacturing Competency Model and help learners determine which skills they may need to master to be successful in the manufacturing industry. 
  • Have female students explore resources from Women in Manufacturing (WiM).