What is Manufacturing Day?

National Manufacturing Day is observed annually on the first Friday in October. CMTC celebrates California manufacturers throughout the month of October. These manufacturers create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalizes American manufacturing. Throughout the month, manufacturers open their doors and take up the important work of inspiring our young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. Today’s science, technology, engineering, and math graduates will power the next chapter of American production and innovation, and harnessing their potential is an economic imperative.

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Manufacturing Day offers small and medium-sized manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their products and capabilities to both students and the general public.

In California, where manufacturing fuels the economic engine, we proudly celebrate Manufacturing Month as well as Manufacturing Day in October 2019.

National Manufacturing Day Mission

National 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.

Manufacturing Month - CA 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, Manufacturing Month - CA empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

To further expand on National Manufacturing Day, CMTC has created Manufacturing Month - CA to encompass the wide range of manufacturing activities throughout the month of October!


Check out some of the MFG Month-CA 2019 Expos:

OCT 3 @Chico State University
OCT 4 @Anaheim, Reborn Cabinets
OCT 4 @Bakersfield College
OCT 4 @College of the Canyons
OCT 4 @Fullerton College
OCT 4 @LA Valley College
OCT 4 @Forterra in Menifee
OCT 9 @Calit2 UC Irvine
OCT 15 @San Bernardino CC/IEA Makerspace
OCT 24 @Los Angeles Trade-Tech

Pairing Schools With Manufacturers

As part of our mission, “To serve manufacturing as a trusted advisor providing solutions that impact and grow the California economy,” CMTC works with high schools, middle schools and adult education centers in California to partner them with manufacturers in their area to provide first-hand learning experiences for students — especially those in ROP, STEM and CTE programs.

  • Schools: If you would like your students to attend a Manufacturing Day event
  • Manufacturers: If you would like to host students at your Manufacturing Day event

Please contact CMTC’s Outreach & Communications Manager, Steve Brand, at sbrand@cmtc.com or by phone at (310) 263-3018.

View List of Schools Interested in Participating in Manufacturing Month - CA 2019

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Want to get students interested in a career in manufacturing?

Download our Manufacturing Month - CA Student Flyer which has all sorts of cool facts and graphics!

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