SME to rally interest in manufacturing by supporting Manufacturing Day

Source: SME Education Foundation

Aug 21, 2012

The SME Education Foundation announced its support of Manufacturing Day, a national grassroots movement created to shine a light on manufacturing, set for October 5, 2012. The effort is sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) and the U.S. Commerce Department's Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

The goal of the sponsors is to rally the manufacturing community to host open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events to introduce as many people as possible to the new manufacturing reality: clean and lean facilities with highly-skilled employees implementing advanced technologies and processes.

The Foundation sees this is an opportunity for educators and parents to visit local employers with children, particularly those in middle school, to get them excited about the career opportunities available for those who have critically important STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills.