An Event on August 12, 2016:
What is Manufacturing Day/Week?
Manufacturing Day is a national event meant to address common misperceptions about manufacturing. Through tours, open houses, and other events we will help educate, encourage and inspire the next generation of manufacturers. The official date for Manufacturing Day is always the first Friday of October. In West Michigan we celebrate Manufacturing Day as a week long effort from October 3 - 7, 2016.
How Do I Get Involved?
Manufacturing Day events are typically hosted by manufacturers and attended by anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and would like to learn more. Audiences include students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, and local communities in general.
Step 1: Decide
Decide on your level of participation. Choose one....or all three options!
- Host an event for Manufacturing Day. Show the community what today's manufacturing really looks like. You can find a host kit here.
- Visit a local school. Plan an activity day with students to explain manufacturing in a fun and creative way.
- Promote Manufacturing Day to your network and employees through social media, flyers and email marketing.
Step 2: Commit
Click here to register your event. Registration deadline for manufacturers is August 12, 2016.
*Have questions, need more information, or want to talk to someone about your event? Contact one of the volunteers listed below. These individuals have volunteered to serve as champions in the community and can provide guidance and suggestions for how to set up a successful event.
Allegan - Nora Balgoyen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry - Marlene Brostrom, email@example.com
Ionia - Morgan Carroll, firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Hatto, email@example.com
Kent - Amy Pierce, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montcalm - Kathy Jo Vanderlaan, email@example.com
Muskegon - Saasamon Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ottawa - Shayna Carlson, email@example.com or Nancy Manglos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you an Educator interested in participating in Manufacturing Day/Week?
A schedule of planned activities in West Michigan will be found on this page as they are developed. Contact one of the volunteers listed above to learn more about how to participate in Manufacturing Day/Week.
Looking for resources to help integrate lesson plans into the classroom? Click here for free resources and lesson plans.