Manufacturing Resurgence and Movement- Update

On October 5th, the US National Manufacturing Day went so well that it has sparked other states to create events and activities. To help spur more to break down the silos between educational systems and manufacturing below is what NC is planning next year. A series of events statewide to mass promote manufacturing opportunities in school. Shame that has not been years earlier or the reputed 600,000 unfilled skilled labor jobs would be addressed. Dates: • Manufacturing Awareness Week - April 8-12, 2013 • Manufacturing Open House at Local Community Colleges - April 9, 2013 Other Related Events • TSA (Technology Student Association) State Conference - March 17-19, 2013 • SkillsUSA State Conference - April 24 - 25, 2013 Proposed Manufacturing Awareness Week Activities • Manufacturing Open House at Local Community Colleges • Open house at manufacturing business and industry • High school bus tours of manufacturing business and industry • High school bus tours of college manufacturing programs • High school faculty tours of manufacturing business and industry • High school faculty tours of college manufacturing programs • High school students job shadowing manufacturing careers Manufacturing Open House at Local Community Colleges • Plan for a standardized open house at all participating colleges. • Date is April 9, 2013, but allow colleges to be flexible on the date. • College programs to highlight: o Aerostructure Manufacturing and Repair o Computer Engineering Technology o Computer-Integrated Machining o Electrical Engineering Technology o Electronics Engineering Technology o Industrial Engineering Technology o Industrial Systems Technology o Manufacturing Technology o Mechanical Drafting Technology o Mechanical Engineering Technology o Mechatronics Engineering Technology o Welding Technology • Emphasis on regions served by the NC Advanced Manufacturing Alliance ( o Robeson, AB Tech, Beaufort, Craven, Davidson, Edgecombe, Fayetteville, Haywood, Nash, Surry • Emphasis on NC participation in the National Aviation Consortium ( o Guilford Tech Community College, College of the Albemarle, Lenoir Community College, Southern Piedmont Community College and Wayne Community College. • College Open House Raising the awareness of careers in advanced manufacturing, the technical trades, and the associated community college programs • Displays and representatives from:  Manufacturing businesses and industries  Community College Departments  University Departments emphasizing 2+2  SkillsUSA  TSA (Technology Student Association)  Continuing Education Credentialing and Customized Training,  Trade Associations  Job Link Career Centers  High School manufacturing-related technical programs  National Technical Honor Society  Project Lead The Way • Displays do the following:  Information about careers in manufacturing  Information about college pathways in manufacturing  Students and parents talk to employers  Positive interaction with parents, employers, and students  Hands-on demonstrations  Unemployed and dislocated workers learn about careers and training programs • Media Invited to help promote future careers • Invite elected officials - School Boards, County Commissioners • Follow up tours of manufacturing industries in local area o If possible manufacturing companies will provide follow up tours or selected field trips of their industries by appointment. Planning Activities: 1. Informing Colleges - Gain Support (November) • Memo to College to invite to participate – Bob o NC Advanced Manufacturing Alliance - Deray o National Aviation Consortium - Matt o Department of Commerce - Rod Forsythe o NC Economic Developers Association - o Grant Godwin – Commerce o NC State Industrial Extension Service Terri Ratcliffe o Emerging Issues Forum – Anita Brown Graham o Skills TV o Rural Center – Ann Bacon o SBTD – Scott Dorney o Military Business Assistance Center • Webinar on December 4, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. to discuss open house concept with community colleges. o Webinar technology – Chris o Webinar registration link  2. Inform the Employers – Gain Local Support to take part in the day (December, January, February) • Local college staff • NC Advanced Manufacturing Alliance project coordinators • National Aviation Consortium coordinators • Department of Commerce NCEDA • Grant Godwin • Skill TV ( • Colleges to contact Local high Schools 3. Inform the Middle and High School Students -January and February a. Gain Support - Save the Date • CTE directors, career development coordinators, tech teachers – Chris • Technical Honor Society b. Follow Up on Specifics • Standardized Invitation - Chris and Bob – February • Local Community College Invitation to local schools - College recruiters – early March 4. Inform Local Community College Students • Local College – Coordinator, PR, Student Paper, Website, SGA 5. Inform the Public • JobLink Career Centers (One Stop) • Displaced/unemployed workers • Others that may be interested – Local College PR Staff • Place on NCAMA Website – 6. Inform the Media • Press Release Generic – March • Local College PR – Contact Media 7. Other Activities • Interest in NAM • Coordination with Science Festival 8. Marketing • Governor Support –Letter Proclamation – • Department of Commerce Other partners • National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) ( • National Manufacturing Day (