PartnerShip Celebrates Manufacturing Day, Friday, October 7th!
09/29/2016 — Jerry Spelic
PartnerShip is proud to recognize manufacturing and celebrate MFG DAY
2016. MFG DAY was started five years ago to celebrate manufacturing and to help
inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Its main purpose is to
educate and inform students, teachers, and community leaders about how important
manufacturing is to the economy and to local communities. We’re proud to
partner with NTMA, NATM, MAPP, PMPA, Wire-Net, and many other organizations
that support manufacturers!
There is a growing skilled
labor shortage in the manufacturing sector, and MFG DAY gives manufacturers an
opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is, and show that manufacturing
offers high-quality jobs and career choices.
Consider these statistics:
· US manufacturing is the 9th largest economy in the world. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)
· There are 12.3 million manufacturing workers in the United States, accounting for 9 percent of the workforce. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
· In 2014, the average manufacturing worker earned $79,553 annually, including pay and benefits. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
· Over the next decade, nearly 3½ million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed. (Source: Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute)
Last year, over 2,600 MFG DAY events were held, with a total of 400,000 participants.
PartnerShip works with hundreds of manufacturers and we’re proud to spread the word about the importance of manufacturing. To learn more, visit the official site of MFG DAY. You can find resources to help you get involved, host an event, view sponsors, and get up-to-date news.