Manufacturing Month is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. To match up with Manufacturing Day, which takes place on October 5th this year, the state of Ohio celebrates Manufacturing Month the entire month of October.
As one of the fastest-growing and most innovative manufacturing hubs in the country, Ohio companies and nonprofits use this opportunity to work together to change perceptions of the manufacturing industry and spark student interest in manufacturing careers. On our blog earlier this year, Allison Miller, Assistant Account Executive from Felber PR and Marketing, encouraged local companies to participate in Manufacturing Day to gain community recognition and improve their recruiting efforts. This year, Ohio played host to over 200 Manufacturing Day events.
Connecting Opportunities to Students
One of the 2018 Manufacturing Day events held in Ohio this year was Manufacturing Works "plant tour" at Max Hayes High School. The event opened the doors of the career-tech school to more than 40 local manufacturing company representatives to learn about the school's career pathways and how they are helping local companies address the skills gap that many local manufacturing companies are facing.
The event gave company representatives a chance to talk directly to students and better understand how they can collaborate with the school. Student ambassadors and teachers fielded questions and explained how their programs operated.
Below are a few photos from the event. You can read more about the event on the Cleveland Metropolitan School blog here: https://bit.ly/2RV0S9u
Make Plans to Join Manufacturing Works for Manufacturing Month Events
On October 24th we will help manufacturers better understand how to use their company culture and competency based training to recruit and retain talent. Make plans to join us in person from 8:00-10:00 a.m. to hear four local manufacturers talk about the ways culture is improving their companies and then join us for a free webinar on competency-based education with our friends over at Tooling-U, an industry leader in training and development.
Manufacturing Works plans to wrap up this year’s Manufacturing Month and year-long 30th Anniversary Celebration at our annual fundraiser—The Nuts and Bolts Bash— a benefit and silent auction at Cibreo Privato on November 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This year's event will take you away for "A Night in Tuscany," to enjoy light Italian fare and tastings of your favorite Italian wines. Don't miss this chance to bid on dozens of fantastic unique Chinese and silent auction items! The event proceeds support Manufacturing Works and its mission driven programs which are helping to ensure a prosperous, connected manufacturing community in Greater Cleveland.
Visit our current event page for a complete list of upcoming Manufacturing Works events! For more information about Manufacturing Works' Youth Programs, contact Jessica Westropp, Senior Manager of Youth Workforce Development, at 216.588.1444.
For 30 years WIRE-Net has been a leading force to strengthen manufacturing in Greater Cleveland. That's not changing. What has changed is our name. We're now Manufacturing Works! We continue to provide leading edge expertise and resources that assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends in technology, talent, and organizational leadership. Manufacturing Works connects leaders to each other and engages them in their communities.