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Updated Figures for 2016 MFG Month

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Read the FLATE Focus Blog for more details on 2016 MFG Month

Databytes from 2016 Manufacturing Month

FLATE’s cohesive strategy for MFG Day/Month has successfully enabled students, parents, educators, statewide-mfg-day-graphic-v2-high-res-final-iimanufacturers and the community at large throughout Florida to participate in statewide Manufacturing Month events and industry tours. These industry tours and events are critical in giving each participant an up-close look at this dynamic high-tech, high-skilled world of manufacturing that offers a diversity of high paying jobs and careers. This year FLATE and its network of statewide worked cohesively with school districts and industry partners across to coordinate, organize and host 172 Manufacturing day/month industry tours and events across Florida. Approximately 3762 middle, high school and college students, 55 chaperones that included parents and educators from 13 counties in Florida toured 124 high-tech industry sites across Florida to get a 360 degree view of manufacturing, and how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts are applied and integrated in everyday high-tech manufacturing operations. Read more

A Big Thanks to our Sponsors & Tour Host Partners



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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.utmba-dinner
  • 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.

Post tour STUDENT survey (pdf to download and print)MFG Day Tour Surveys MFG-Day-2016-sm

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

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MFG Day Contacts:

  • Dr. Marilyn Barger, 813.259.6578/
  • Danielly Orozco, 813.259.6575/
  • Janice Mukhia, 813.259.6581/
  • Jesse Kokotek, 813.259.6541/
  • Elizabeth Vocke (, MFG Alliance of Hillsborough County
  • Joyce Johannson (, FloridaMakes

Previous Year’s Manufacturing Day Descriptions & Resources

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