MFG Day is only six weeks away. While COVID-19 has put a damper on this annual effort to close the industry’s talent gap, it’s imperative that Ohio manufacturers continue their outreach to the next generation.
At last check, Ohio had just four MFG Day events registered at the official MFG Day website hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute. Now is the time to register your event. Remember that while MFG Day is Friday, Oct. 2, registered events can take place any time during October. (Check out these resources to organize and promote your event.)
OMA member Lincoln Electric has noted its research shows that 84% of students who attend a manufacturing tour — who see manufacturing in action — are more likely to think positively about the industry. Even if tours are held virtually, giving young people a glimpse into your facility can open minds and help reinforce a positive perception of manufacturing. 8/20/2020