Manufacturing Day


Year-Round Industry Outreach Resources

The goal of Manufacturing Day is to inspire the next generation of manufacturers, and educate the public at large on the importance of the role manufacturers play in our daily lives and the growing skill shortage despite the high volume of job openings in the sector.

Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, Manufacturing Day priorities as listed by the Manufacturing Institute are:

  • Change the perception of careers in manufacturing to reflect its true status as the most advanced, high-tech industry in the country.
  • Re-establish the U.S. as the global leader of manufacturing education.
  • Advocate for education and job training policies that strengthen the U.S. manufacturing workforce.

The ultimate goal is to help manufacturers build a steady pipeline of qualified and diversified manufacturing talent to help build and support local economies for decades to come.


Resources for Hosts                Resources for Educators                Contacts



FLATE’s Best Practice Guide for Industry Tours
Be part of MFG Month, Get Involved
Streaming “Made in Florida” video and Link to DVD Teacher Guide
MFG Day Proclamation Template

MFG Month Outreach Resources From NTMA and Other Sources

There are excellent ideas, materials, and platforms to help your plant prepare for MFG Day 2021 from NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association):

  •  NTMA has asked manufacturing professionals to answer the question: “Why Manufacturing?” – Have you shared your story? Submit it today, as we’ll be sharing the answers throughout the year.
  • Check out Major Tool & Machine‘s MFG Day 2020 Roundtable to learn how educators and industry professionals can collaborate.
  • See how Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. was able to show off their plant through local news media.
  •  Edge Factor has assembled a phenomenal slate of resources to help your business Rock MFG Day.
  • The September issue of the NTMA Record is focused on MFG Day 2020 – view the virtual edition to see even more.
  • One Voice MFG DAY Video  (a video presentation on the impact and potential that virtual tours can have for your shop.)




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MFG Day Archives

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