NFPA recently registered for the second year in a row to endorse MFG Day. This year’s MFG Day will be Friday, October 5. Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. NFPA supports events like these both through our own programs and by promoting programs that align with our objectives, like MFG Day.
“NFPA member companies report that workforce development is ranked highest among the industry’s challenges. As a result, one of NFPA’s primary strategic priorities is growing the fluid power workforce. Initiatives like Manufacturing Day℠ demonstrate to students the benefits of choosing careers in the industry. MFG Day allows students to witness the same positive company cultures that advocate for creation, innovation, and aptitude that I see when I visit our members’ facilities.” -Eric Lanke, NFPA President and CEO
Traditionally, MFG Day has consisted of facility tours. However, NFPA’s Student Career Connections program allows for other options as well, including:
- Employee Q&A: Engineers explaining to students what ‘a day in the life’ is like, how they got into the industry, etc.
- Team Project: Engineers work with students to help assemble a fluid power classroom kit
By engaging in this program, members can share their expertise with students, promote their companies and career opportunities to the local community, and make meaningful connections with educators.
If you’d like to get involved with any of these options or have an idea of your own for MFG Day, contact Stephanie Scaccianoce at email@example.com.