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MFG Day 2024 Friday, October 4

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Celebrated annually on the first Friday in October, with events continuing throughout the month and beyond, MFG Day—Manufacturing Day—is a national grassroots movement that demonstrates the reality and future of modern manufacturing careers. Thousands of companies and educational institutions nationwide are invited to open their doors to students, parents, educators and community leaders.

MFG Day, an initiative of the Manufacturing Institute—the workforce development and education affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers—empowers manufacturers to come together and address their collective challenges and build excitement about manufacturing careers to help their communities and future generations thrive.

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Join thousands of manufacturers across the U.S. as they showcase the realities of modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of creators.

This year, MFG Day will be celebrated nationally on October 4, but everyday is MFG Day. Make your event date and time work for you AND your target audience!

What requirements does your event need to meet in order to be an official MFG Day event?
  • Must consist of a tour of a manufacturing facility, office, innovation center or other site; other creative student-invite type of event at a manufacturing or manufacturing-supporting site (e.g., design office, software company); school event about manufacturing; manufacturing-related jobs fair; manufacturing-related career day event; or manufacturing product expo or similar event highlighting the realities and diverse careers in modern manufacturing
  • Must be open to students, parents and/or educators
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Registered events are reviewed for completeness and are generally made public within 2 business days of submission.

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