Manufacturing Day 2020
By: Katie Foley
Happy Manufacturing (MFG) Day from all of us at Visibility! “What is MFG Day?” you might ask. MFG Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and occurs on the first Friday in October. As an ERP company serving the manufacturing industry this is definitely a holiday we can get behind.
Typically this day is celebrated by manufacturers and trade schools hosting events for the public or invitees. However, due to COVID-19 concerns, this year most of the events will take place virtually. Events might include a plant tour, presentations about the various career paths available in manufacturing, or ceremonies honoring exceptional manufacturing employees. If you’d like to locate an event near you, check out https://creatorswanted.org/find-events/. While it’s disappointing that COVID-19 impacted this exciting day for the manufacturing industry, it’s also a unique opportunity to have access to hundreds of MFG Day events taking place virtually from across the globe.
One of the goals of MFG Day is to educate young students on what a career in the manufacturing industry is really like to inspire students to train for a career in manufacturing and enter the field after school. According to the Manufacturing Institute, manufacturers will seek to fill 4.6 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade. MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. Right now, there are manufacturing positions open for engineers and chemists, designers, welders, and programmers and technicians for robotics and additive manufacturing.
At Visibility we are thrilled to have a day to celebrate manufacturers as they make up our wonderful customer base. We love seeing young students get interested in the field and look forward to seeing the industry continue to grow in years to come.