Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

... the resource for manufacturers in Southwest Florida

October is Manufacturing Month in Florida

MANUFACTURING DAY – OCTOBER 1, 2021

The goal of Manufacturing Day/Month is to inspire the next generation of manufacturers, and educate the public at large on the importance of the role manufacturers play in our daily lives and the growing skill shortage despite the high volume of job openings in the sector.

Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, Manufacturing Day priorities as listed by the Manufacturing Institute are:

  • Change the perception of careers in manufacturing to reflect its true status as the most advanced, high-tech industry in the country.
  • Re-establish the U.S. as the global leader of manufacturing education.
  • Advocate for education and job training policies that strengthen the U.S. manufacturing workforce.

The ultimate goal is to help manufacturers build a steady pipeline of qualified and diversified manufacturing talent to help build and support local economies for decades to come.

Helpful resources can be found HERE.

MANUFACTURERS…PLEASE HOST A STUDENT PLANT TOUR!  REGISTER HERE:

Student Tour Registration Form for Manufacturers

Name(Required)
What is the maximum number of students you can host during the tour? ENTER A NUMBER ONLY; NO TEXT.
Tour Date(Required)
The goal is to have student tours on Manufacturing Day, which is Friday, October 1st. Are you okay with that date, require a different date, or are you flexible based upon the schools' needs? Use the Other box for specific requirements.

Are you willing to host more than one tour?(Required)
Are you willing to provide brunch/lunch to the students?(Required)
Age Restrictions(Required)
Do you have any age restrictions?
Attire requirements(Required)
Do you have any specific attire requirements?
What type of students would be best suited for a tour of your manufacturing facility? Use the CTRL key to select more than one option.
ENTER IN MINUTES, NUMBERS ONLY.
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