Promotion of Manufacturing
Manufacturing Day is the nation’s largest one-day celebration of manufacturing, with manufacturers across the country opening their doors for students, parents, and teachers to highlight the diverse career opportunities in manufacturing for Michigan’s next generation.
Launched in 2012 by the Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with the Fabricators & Machine Builders Association. It is designed to help manufacturers find qualified employees and promote careers in manufacturing. The initiative also supports veterans, students, and workers through skills training, community building, and providing resources needed to advance their career in manufacturing.
What comes to mind when you think of a job in manufacturing?
Today’s jobs aren’t the same as previous generations, and there are a lot of opportunities for advancement. Gone are the days of dingy, dirty shops – they’ve been replaced with modern, ergonomic layouts that streamline productivity and protect the safety of the workers.
Manufacturing is changing rapidly due to new technologies and automation. And manufacturing jobs will continue to grow over the next decade. This industry is very diverse, providing products across the world that help improve people’s lives.
MFG Day is the nation’s largest one-day celebration of manufacturing, with companies across the country opening their doors for students, parents, and teachers to highlight the diverse career opportunities in manufacturing for Michigan’s next generation.
Lenawee County Participates in Manufacturing Day
Each year, Lenawee County businesses partner with local educators to offer tours to specific manufacturing facilities in our local region.
Students get the opportunity to interact with employers and team members as they tour and learn about the skills required to gain employment. They also get an up-close look of the workflow and see demonstrations of highly technical processes.
Local manufacturing businesses offer well-paying jobs that are stable and help support the community. Some employers also offer internships and apprenticeships in select positions that helps new employees learn new, transferrable skills right away.