C4MC: Center for Metalforming Careers
Celebrate Manufacturing Day by showcasing your modern, high-tech company to local students, educators and the public. Although MFG Day takes place on October 5, 2018, any day of the year can be a Manufacturing Day. Check out the resources listed below, designed to help you host a successful event and highlight the industry as a great career choice.
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Destiny of Manufacturing
Listen to leaders from across the manufacturing sector talk about their plans to grow and sustain the industry. This podcast from Longevity Industries is updated twice a monthly. Subscribe for updates.
SOURCE: Longevity Industries
From Accounting to Apprentice
Meet Nick, who joined a tool and die apprentice program after realizing a ‘desk job’ wasn’t his dream job. From the assembly floor to apprenticeship, Nick has found a rewarding career path.
SOURCE: Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and PMA Educational Foundation (PMAEF)
Metalforming Careers Video
Share with your guests on MFG Day (and throughout the year) a 5-minute video featuring the stories of several industry employees who are passionate about their metalforming careers.
SOURCE: Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and PMA Educational Foundation (PMAEF)
Metalforming Careers Brochure
A brochure highlighting industry careers that emphasizes how metalformers are essential to the products we depend on each and every day.
SOURCE: PMAEF and The Manufacturing Institute
Tool & Die Careers Brochure
A brochure featuring how tool and die makers shape the products that are used in our daily lives.
SOURCE: PMAEF and The Manufacturing Institute
Employer Celebrates Employees Who Have Ascended the Career Ladder
Industry employer Ajax Metal Forming Solutions, Minneapolis, MN, highlights several colleagues who have climbed the career ladder through apprenticeships, internships and scholarships.
SOURCE: Ajax Metal Forming Solutions
Seven Steps to Manufacturing Day Success
A how-to guide prepared by PMA’s One Voice advocacy team, offering guidance on conducting outreach to local schools, planning and promoting your event, and following up after the event.
Marketing Your MFG Day Event: 3 Steps for Success
A helpful guide prepared by PMA’s One Voice advocacy team, providing tips on how to make the most of your MFG Day event through photos, videos and social media.
SOURCE: One Voice
Why and How to Conduct a Factory Tour
An article written by PMA member Hale Foote of Scandic Springs, providing tips on how best to conduct a tour of your plant.
SOURCE: Originally published in Springs Magazine and reprinted with permission
The MFG Day website
MfgDay.com offers a wealth of resources to assist you in planning a successful MFG Day event.
Rock MFG Day Kit
A package of cinematic media and interactive resources to promote and host your MFG Day event, including a high-impact video, a PowerPoint template, audience engagement tools, prize packs and hands-on classroom projects. Available only to events registered through the MFG Day website.
SOURCE: Edge Factor, the MFG Day Strategic Content Partner
Quick Start Guide for Event Hosts
Get started with this guide, which provides an overview of the process for creating a Manufacturing Day event.
SOURCE: www.MfgDay.com
MFG Day Host Toolkit
Find answers to common questions related to the event-planning process, access tips for reaching out to the different audiences who may attend your event, and see suggestions for making your event memorable.
SOURCE: www.MfgDay.com
Plant Tour Guide
Receive guidance on conducting a successful plant tour for your elected officials.
SOURCE: www.MfgDay.com
Social Media Playbook
Leverage social media to promote your event. Sample tweets are included to assist those who may be new to social media.
SOURCE: www.MfgDay.com
View archived webinars that have been created to assist first-time MFG Day event organizers.
SOURCE: www.MfgDay.com
Post-Event Survey Materials
Use this survey tool to see what people thought of their MFG Day experience at your facility, and also compare your results to those achieved on a statewide and national basis. Available only to events registered through the MFG Day website.
SOURCE: www.MfgDay.com