Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day—Manufacturing Day—helps show the reality and future of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, educators and community leaders. As manufacturers seek to fill 4 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges and build excitement about manufacturing careers so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

The Manufacturing Institute provides a variety of resources and insights to help organizations plan and execute successful MFG Day events across the country. The MI also manages a nationwide database of events that are registered each year. By registering MFG Day events, thousands of event hosts in the United States join together in:

  • Raising nationwide awareness of MFG Day and positively changing perceptions of students, educators, parents, influencers and community leaders;
  • Demonstrating continuity within the industry to engage actively with local students and educators, creating long-term solutions to the skills gap;
  • Spotlighting strength in numbers and the important role manufacturers play in their communities, states and the U.S.; and
  • Highlighting the many community partnerships and grassroots efforts that are successful locally but work toward a greater common goal.

Consider hosting an MFG Day event at your facility. You will not only join thousands of other hosts in showcasing modern manufacturing careers and technologies, but you’ll also be highlighting the benefits that manufacturing offers your community and nation.

Visit mfgday.com to register your MFG Day event and find MFG Day resources for hosts and partners.