The Manufacturing Institute, the education and workforce partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, and Stratasys are joining forces to showcase the diverse career opportunities available in the manufacturing industry by engaging youth around the country, inspiring them and recruiting them to become the next generation of manufacturers through Manufacturing Day (MFG Day).
“The next frontier of manufacturing in the United States is upon us, and now, more than ever, we need the next generation of creators to join our workforce. We thank our generous sponsors, like Stratasys, for working alongside us to showcase what modern manufacturing really looks like in their own eyes through a MFG Day experience,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, who also serves as board chairman of The Manufacturing Institute.
As a State Presenting-Level sponsor of MFG Day in Minnesota, Stratasys is providing substantial support for the nation’s largest one-day celebration of manufacturing, where manufacturers across the country open their doors for students, parents and teachers, highlighting the diverse career opportunities in manufacturing.
“Manufacturing is a huge economic driver in Minnesota, employing more than 321,000 Minnesotans,” said Stratasys Americas President Rich Garrity. “As the world’s premier 3D printing company, we’re working with leading manufacturers every day to re-imagine how things are made. We want to help the manufacturing industry in our great state ensure it is ready for that future, and that means attracting the best and brightest talent to join our ranks. We are proud to support MFG Day, which showcases the diverse, high-paying careers our industry offers.”
“MFG Day has become the collective rallying cry of manufacturers preparing for the future by engaging with the workforce of tomorrow today,” said Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee. “Our industry faces a workforce crisis, with manufacturers needing to fill 4.6 million jobs over the next decade. That’s why the Manufacturing Institute, with sponsors like Stratasys, works tirelessly to engage talented, creative, hard-working talent through initiatives like MFG Day.”
First held in 2012 and organized by its founder – the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International – MFG Day gives manufacturers the opportunity to address the skills gaps, connect with future generations, update the public perception of manufacturing and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the industry as a whole.
Want to learn more about MFG Day and the significant impact this event has across the nation? Visit the MFG Day site.
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