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MFG DAY Events Positively Change Perception of Manufacturing

MFG-DAYWant to create interest in the manufacturing industry among high school and college students? Want local talent to know that you have a great place to work?

Consider hosting an event for the annual MFG DAY event held October 6th, 2017.

When Manufacturing Day began in 2012, found partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA) put forth the ambitious goal of affecting the public’s perception of manufacturing with the goal of inspiring more people to pursue manufacturing careers.

They wanted to correct the idea that manufacturing involved repetitive, unskilled tasks that happened in dark, dirty factories and show people what manufacturing really looks like.

The fact is, today’s manufacturing jobs are highly skilled.

Not only that, but they take place in some of the most exciting, innovative work environments anywhere. In 2015, the MFG DAY partners were able to measure the effects of their initiative on public perception when Deloitte became a sponsor of MFG DAY and brought its field research acumen to the table.

Deloitte’s initial poll in 2015 confirmed what the organizers had always felt and hoped: MFG DAY was moving the needle on public perception in significant, quantifiable ways. Not only that, but the positive statistics got even better in 2016.

MFG DAY events create interest and a positive perception about Manufacturing Careers.

To view the official infographics summarizing Deloitte’s studies, take a look at the 2015 infographic and the 2016 infographic.

According to Deloitte’s 2015 survey, 81 percent of students who attended MFG DAY events emerged “more convinced that manufacturing provides careers that are interesting and rewarding.”

This percentage rose to 84 percent in 2016. Projections indicate that roughly 600,000 people attended MFG DAY events in 2016 and that 267,000 of them were students.

That means that nearly 225,000 students walked away from their MFG DAY 2016 event with a more positive perception of manufacturing, according to Deloitte’s findings.

Several Tribute customers have hosted MFG DAY events in the past few years. Click these links to read about their success in hosting an event:  Manufacturing Day 2016 a Success and Tribute Customers Participate in MFG DAY 2015.

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Tribute, Inc. is a provider of ERP business management software for distributors and system integrators in the fluid power, hose, motion control, automation, fluid handling & pump industry who provide value-added services.