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.
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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.
Please contact CMTC’s Outreach & Communications Manager, Steve Brand, at email@example.com or by phone at (310) 263-3018.
Click Here to View List of Schools interested in Participating in Manufacturing Month - CA 2019
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!
MFG DAY 2018 was a resounding success for California!
251 host sites were registered on MFGDAY.com with over 330 manufacturers and support organizations participating in events throughout the month of October. CMTC actively participated by sponsoring, organizing and matching up manufacturers with schools wishing to participate, or by lending our support by exhibiting or attending. We are proud that so many of the manufacturers featured here are CMTC clients and/or participants in our Made in CA program. Here are highlights from the organizations that participated in events for 2018.
Check back soon to see scheduled community events!
See What Participants Are Saying About Manufacturing Day.....
We need to get kids excited about manufacturing. ...we need them desperately. They're scratching their heads a lot and getting curious and that's really what National Manufacturing Day is all about, to fertilize their curiosity.*
VP, Ace Clearwater Enterprises
I get all my students jobs and in order to get them jobs I need to know
what's out there.*
Prof. Industrial Design & Eng., Mt. San Antonio College
*LA Daily News, "National Manufacturing Day Sparks Students' Curiosity" written by Muhammed El Hasan, Oct 5-6, 2013 issue
Manufacturing Day 2016
In December 2016, The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte released the results of a survey on the effect Manufacturing Day 2016 had on the public’s views of the industry. Responses from students, educators and employees surveyed demonstrated that Manufacturing Day 2016 resulted in an improved public perception of manufacturing. Plus, 89% of the manufacturers that participated in Manufacturing Day saw value in participating and 86% said that they were likely to host an event again in the future!
While a shortage of workers is pushing wages higher in the skilled trades, the financial return from a bachelor's degree is softening, even as the price — and the average debt into which it plunges students — keeps going up.
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