So what is Manufacturing Day. It is an annual celebration, held the first Friday in October, of how things get manufactured. Pretty simple. But it is really more than that. With the advent of the latest technology and the Maker movement, it can show you what is possible.
Astonishingly, 80 percent of manufacturers cannot find the skilled workers they need, and the gap continues to widen. There are widely held beliefs that careers in manufacturing are undesirable and performed by unskilled labor. However, most jobs in the area require highly skilled individuals with technical knowledge.
This is a chance for you and others to take tours of some of the manufacturer’s sites and pull back the curtain on what goes on.
One of my favorite television shows, is “How Its Made.” I have learned so much on how everyday items are manufactured it is unreal. There is a surprisingly huge amount of complexity to everyday objects, like nails. I am endlessly fascinated watching this show.
You can find out about local events by visiting: www.mfgday.com/events. If you are looking to see what and how items are made in this country, or just to inspire your imagination, I highly recommend taking a field trip this next week.
– Ex astris, scientia –
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