Florida Manufacturers Brace for Statewide Industry Tours & Events for MFG Month
October 7 marked the official kick off for Manufacturing Day/Month. Here in Florida, manufacturers across the state arehosting a number of events targeted to put a spotlight on Florida’s diverse manufacturing sectors. Counties and cities across Florida issued proclamations marking October as MFG Month. Thousands of students and educators from schools across Florida are set to participate in industry tours geared to showcase products that are “Made in Florida” as well as get an up-close look at opportunities for high-skilled, high-wage careers offered through Florida’s approximately 19,000 manufacturing companies. Read more
Made in Florida Student Industry Tours – 2016
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Statewide Manufacturing Month Industry Tours
Additional October Events for Manufacturers
During October 2016, a number of special and/or ongoing events are taking place for manufacturers, including:
- October 6 – Upper Tampa Bay Manufacturers Awards Dinner, Oldsmar, FL.
- October 7 – Suncoast Technical College Open House, Sarasota, FL.
- October 8-9: Roboticon at USF Sundome. Tampa, FL.
- October 8: An Afternoon with an Astronaut at the Museum of Science & Industry. Tampa, FL.
- October 20 – FloridaMakes’ free webinar for manufacturers:“Cybersecurity: What You and Your Employees Need to Know, Now.” October is also National Cybersecurity Month.
- October 20 – Women in MFG Movie & Discussion at Middleton High School. Tampa, FL.
- October 21 – Manufacturers Association of Central Florida: 25th Anniversary – Annual President’s Dinner and Manufacturing Awards Ceremony. Maitland, FL.
- October 22 – MFG Run, Walk, Paddle hosted by MasterCut Tools, Tampa, FL.
- November 5 – STEM Festival at St. Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus. Clearwater, FL.
For a full list of #FLMfgMonth16 industry tours & events visit the visit the Florida Manufacturing Day page at http://madeinflorida.org/manufacturing-day
Post tour STUDENT survey (pdf to download and print)MFG Day Tour Surveys
- Cover sheet for Industry Tours (pdf to download and print)
- 2016 Post tour TEACHER & PARENT survey (“online survey”)
- 2016 Post tour INDUSTRY HOST survey (“online survey”)
FLATE Educator Resources #FLMfgMonth16
FLATE promotes the following “recipe” for successful “Made in Florida” student tours, and has compiled a number of resources for educators and students
- Teachers/Educators can provide manufacturing lessons before and after tours
- Download and Use the 2016 MFG Day Poster and MFG Day in Florida Logo
- Using CIS Lessons with MFG Day Presentations
- CIS Lesson Plans to be used with Industry Tours
- Elementary Lessons
- Video Resources for MFG Day
- Additional Resources for MFG Day
MFG Day Contacts:
- Dr. Marilyn Barger, email@example.com
- Danielly Orozco, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Janice Mukhia, email@example.com
- Jesse Kokotek, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elizabeth Vocke (email@example.com), MFG Alliance of Hillsborough County
- Joyce Johannson (firstname.lastname@example.org), FloridaMakes
#FLMFGMonth16 News & Events
- Join forces with FLATE to Promote & Celebrate 2016 Manufacturing Day/Month
- Mark Your Calendar for 2016 Manufacturing Day in Florida!
- Make Florida #1 Again
- MFG Day Tours Spark Girls’ Interest and Raises Awareness about Manufacturing
- Live 2 Lead Tampa Bay – Leadership Development
- 5K Run (Walk/Paddle) MFG Education on October 22. Click here for more info and/or sign up
- MFG Day in Marion County
- Florida Becomes High-Tech Hub for Manufacturers
- More demand for manufacturing employees in Manatee County
- College hosts Manufacturing Day and Career Expo
- Planning council proclaims Manufacturing Day
- “Hernando Made” Celebrating Florida Manufacturing Day
- MFG Day at Suncoast Technical College