Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Manufacturing Day Throughout the Capital District

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 | October 7, 2014 | 9am

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 | October 3 - 9, 2014

Oct 3 – 3pm
Press Conference Kickoff Event at Schenectady City Hall

Oct 4 - 10am to 2pm
Open House & Factory Tours at Tough Traveler (1012 State Street)

Oct 5 – 2pm
Facility Tour & Presentation at the Edison Tech Center (136 N Broadway)

Oct 8 – 6pm & 7pm
Hosted by the Museum of Innovation & Science (MiSci)
6pm: Showcase of modern manufacturing educational programs from Capital Region BOCES and the Mohonasen CSD
7pm: Presentation & Panel Discussion on the new Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen (a partnership between Mohonasen Central School District, Capital Region BOCES, & SCCC). Moderated by Congressman Paul Tonko

Oct 9 – 1pm
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

Oct 9 – 6:30pm
Free screening of the American Made Movie (documentary on manufacturing in the US) followed by panel discussion at SCCC (in Stockade 101)

No comments:

Post a Comment