Discovery Communications and its Science Channel network will commemorate the second annual Manufacturing Day on October 4 with both special on-air programming and local community events. Science Channel, the official media sponsor for Manufacturing Day, will feature a day-long marathon of its hit series, How It's Made, the official program sponsor of the event. Discovery Communications will open its doors for a public open house at its state-of-the-art media production factory, the Discovery Creative and Technical Center in Silver Spring, Md., where Discovery is headquartered.
The second annual Manufacturing Day is a grassroots effort by manufacturers to enhance public perception of production in America. It will feature more than 750 manufacturers, educational institutions and their partners offering open houses, public tours, and career workshops to share the technology, ingenuity and innovation exemplified by American manufacturing. Discovery Communications and Science Channel are supporting Manufacturing Day as a tribute to the contributions of American manufacturers, as well as to further the company's commitment to raising awareness of and interest in science and technology careers and education, including its "Connect the Dots" and "Discover Your Skills" public affairs initiatives.
Discovery's participation in Manufacturing Day is part of its ongoing commitment to promoting awareness of job opportunities in skilled trades and other industries, as well as inspiring interest among students in science and technology careers. This includes "Connect the Dots," a national STEM education initiative designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers and game-changers.
It also includes the "Discover Your Skills" initiative, a multimedia public affairs campaign, including the www.DiscoverYourSkills.com website, designed to provide unemployed and underemployed Americans with access to critical resources for obtaining marketable job skills and expertise, and to raise awareness of career opportunities in skilled trade and other industries.