CEG & CEN to Participate in MFG DAY
Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) is an initiative of the National Institute for Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and co-producers including the Fabricators & Manufacturers Assn. Int’l, the National Assn. of Manufacturers, and others.
The Center for Economic Growth (CEG), as the Capital Region’s designated Regional Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center, and its affiliate, theChief Executives Network for Manufacturing (CEN), have been involved again this year with the planning and implementation of regional events for MFG DAY.
MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.
“There's a realization that we can't just research and develop things here in the Capital Region and rely entirely on our service economy; we need to make things here. It takes advanced mechanical knowledge to participate in this workforce, and we have a lag in the number of workers who are qualified to take these jobs, and a lag in popular perceptions of what it means to pursue a career in manufacturing. MFG DAY aims to address these issues and foster interest in manufacturing careers,“ said Jeff Lawrence, Executive Vice President, Technology at CEG.
Local events throughout the week are listed below:
RPI’s Third Annual National Manufacturing Day |
Jeremy Bout of the Edge Factor will be presenting a high impact, multimedia presentation at EMPAC during RPI’s Third Annual National Manufacturing Day. As part of his presentation, Jeremy Bout will moderate a panel discussion with recent graduates of RPI who are working in manufacturing. This presentation will also be streamed live to surrounding school districts with the technical support of NERIC. More
Manufacturing Week – Schenectady |
Press Conference Kickoff Event at Schenectady City Hall
Open House & Factory Tours at Tough Traveler (1012 State Street)
Facility Tour & Presentation at the Edison Tech Center (136 N Broadway)
Hosted by the Museum of Innovation & Science (MiSci)
Manufacturing & Technology Open House at Mohonasen High School to illustrate Mohonasen’s Mo-Tech programs and the Capital Region BOCES advanced machining and manufacturing program
Free screening of the American Made Movie (documentary on manufacturing in the US) followed by panel discussion at SCCC (in Stockade 101)