This Friday, manufacturing and education facilities around the country will be opening their doors to those looking for a career in manufacturing, or just curious to know more about it.
Manufacturing Day is aimed at addressing misconceptions about manufacturing by giving local businesses the opportunity to show young people what they can offer.
Manufacturing environments are commonly thought of as dark, dangerous factories designed for low-skilled workers. But in reality, today’s workplaces are technologically advanced, with wide use of computers, automation, 3D printing, and robots.
The annual average salary of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000, and the future looks promising as more high-tech manufacturing roles become available and the current workforce reached retirement age, leaving the field wide open for the next generation.
Events are open to students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, and the community at large, and are taking place Friday and throughout the weekend.