Our favorite day of the year, Manufacturing Day, is October 2. If you are not familiar with the history of this special day, check our previous blog. Manufacturers will open their doors to give the world a taste of what the industry truly entails through factory tours, informational sessions, and more!
Last year was a watershed occasion for Manufacturing Day: Barack Obama attended his first manufacturing event, more than 260,000 people participated in live events, and 60% of those people were students. In other words, it was a resounding success (you can read more about how Manufacturing Day 2014 smashed all participation goals here).
Another interesting component of last year’s celebration is that it marked the first time that over a dozen virtual events were held around the world. An event we mentioned in the last post, an Alcoa factory tour hosted by Alcoa and Discovery Education, had over 100,000 students participate digitally! For the very first time, people could participate in Manufacturing Day while wearing pajamas, in the classroom, or from their smartphones.
This year, if you are unable to make it to one of the Nebraska Manufacturing Day events, we’ve got you covered. There are 33 official virtual Manufacturing Day events planned for this year, but we’ve selected a few that you can participate in from anywhere in the entire world!
City of Norwich and Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance
October 2, 2015, 9:00am-10:00am
This exciting webinar is completely free, and gives a glimpse of the Northeast through Norwich, CT. It will be an interesting glimpse into regional manufacturing in this part of the United States, and is hosted by the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance in conjunction with two community colleges. Watch a short video about regional manufacturing, listen to manufacturers give presentations, and ask questions during this intellectually stimulating webinar designed to help educate future highly skilled workers. Learn more and register by following this link.
October 2, 2015, 10:00am
Industrial Molds manufactures precision molding, designs and builds tooling for thermoplastics, thermoset, die cast, and insert precision applications. If you don’t know what any of those words mean, this video tour will be a great opportunity for you to learn! They’ll host a tour of the facilities along with a question and answer session at the end of the presentation. Learn more about how to “attend” the tour here.
Indian River Chamber of Commerce Event
October 19, 2015, 6:00pm
This event isn’t actually on the designated Manufacturing Day, but who says that the festivities can’t continue throughout the month? If you’re at all interested in the aeronautics field, this is a great opportunity to take a “virtual tour” of Piper Aircraft. The company will show how their fleet of personal aircraft are manufactured via the Vero Buzz TV website, http://www.verobuzztv.com/
If you attend any of these events, leave a comment in the section below and let us know what you thought!