Today We Celebrate Manufacturing Day
Happy Manufacturing Day from all of us at Visibility! “What is Manufacturing Day?” you might ask. Manufacturing 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.
To celebrate this day, many manufacturers and trade schools are hosting events for the public or invitees. There are over 2,500 events planned for today! 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://www.mfgday.com/events/.
The goal of Manufacturing Day is to educate young students and their parents 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. There are currently 500,000 open jobs in manufacturing in the U.S. and that number is expected to grow over the coming years as manufacturing in the U.S. continues to grow. In the next 10 years, it is estimated that 3.5 million manufacturing positions will open.
Manufacturing Day aims to erase any preconceived notions about life in the manufacturing industry that young students might have. Right now, there are manufacturing positions open for engineers and chemists, designers, welders, and programmers and technicians for robotics and additive manufacturing. The average manufacturing worker in the U.S. earned over $84,000 annually in 2017 making it a great career path.
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.
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