Manufacturing Day 2018 is October 5

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year Manufacturing Day is Oct. 5, 2018.

Carolyn Holmes Lee, the Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute, which organizes MFG DAY nationally, said, “As you know, a shortage of skilled workers is one of the biggest problems manufacturers face. MFG Day is our largest annual event to inspire the next generation to pursue rewarding careers in manufacturing.

“October might seem like far away, but teachers and schools are already rapidly planning their schedules for next fall. Quite simply, the sooner we’re able to schedule events, the more students—and future manufacturers—will be able to attend each event.”

While Manufacturing Day is officially Oct. 5, companies should plan their events on any date that works best for them. No matter the date, events should be registered on the site and can be marked as public or invitation-only events.

Registered event hosts have access to free event planning and execution resources and toolkits to make planning a Manufacturing Day event easy! 5/8/2018