MFG Day 2020 to Educate Students Across the Country on the Importance of the Modern Manufacturing Industry

MFG Day 2020 to Educate Students Across the Country on the Importance of the Modern Manufacturing Industry

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2020

The 8th annual and first virtual MFG Day, organized by The Manufacturing Institute with Microsoft, PTC and Salesforce, aims to inspire the country’s next generation of talent to learn about the modern manufacturing industry throughout October

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, The Manufacturing Institute, the charitable nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, announces the official start to MFG Day 2020, which will run through October. The MI’s flagship initiative, MFG Day, showcases the many and diverse modern manufacturing careers and addresses the skills gap, which may leave more than 2.4 million American jobs unfilled by 2028 due to outdated misconceptions surrounding the industry and the lack of highly skilled workers to fill those jobs.

Carolyn Lee, executive director of The Manufacturing Institute, and Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, take part in a MFG Day demonstration during last year's event
Carolyn Lee, executive director
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MFG Day 2020 to Educate Students Across the Country on the Importance of the Modern Manufacturing Industry | Nation & World

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, The Manufacturing Institute, the charitable nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, announces the official start to MFG Day 2020, which will run through October. The MI’s flagship initiative, MFG Day, showcases the many and diverse modern manufacturing careers and addresses the skills gap, which may leave more than 2.4 million American jobs unfilled by 2028 due to outdated misconceptions surrounding the industry and the lack of highly skilled workers to fill those jobs.

MFG Day encourages companies and educational institutions around the nation to host events where students, parents, teachers and community leaders can learn more about the exciting field of modern manufacturing. These events, which range from virtual—and safe in person—factory tours to panels featuring the world’s leading CEOs, help the country’s next generation of workforce talent better understand the well-paying career opportunities modern manufacturing offers

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