Manufacturing Day 2019: Now More Than Ever
Today, Manufacturing Day, celebrated on October 4, 2019, couldn’t be more essential, as manufacturers are crying out for skilled tradespeople and the silver tsunami is taking significant institutional knowledge and expertise into retirement. It’s a double-barreled hit, further compounded by the notion held by many high school students that a college degree (accompanied by a huge amount of student debt) is the only path to a good, high-paying job. All the while, companies can’t find the metalworkers, machinists, electricians, technicians, equipment operators, and millwrights (to name just a few) that they need to stay competitive.
For that reason, AIM Computer Solutions has participated in Manufacturing Day for four years, and this year is sponsoring an invitation-only event for students in the Macomb (Michigan) Intermediate School District. The students will tour the company’s facilities and participate in a presentation in what AIM Computer Solutions does for manufacturers, particularly in the automotive industry. Hands-on demos will show the students some of AIM’s mobility apps used by manufacturers on the shop floor. A question-and-answer session will give the students opportunities to learn more.
The Manufacturing Day Mission
Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.
MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.
Learn more about Manufacturing Day 2019 in Michigan here.
Who’s Behind Manufacturing Day?
Created by Founding Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International in 2012, MFG DAY has enjoyed support from many organizations aligned with its mission of positively changing the public perception of modern manufacturing. Organizations that have played a vital role in working with FMA to successfully grow this national celebration of all things manufacturing include the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).
MFG DAY is now produced annually by the NAM with key contributions and support from the MEP and the MI.
About The National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers is the preeminent U.S. manufacturers association, as well as the nation’s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.