Five Reasons to Host Manufacturing Day Events

  Edge Factor Team   |     September 29, 2021 |   5 minute read
Inspire student to explore careers in manufacturing.

Manufacturing Day is an annual, national movement for manufacturers, educators, and community leaders to host events that raise awareness of careers and advanced technology in the world of manufacturing. This year Manufacturing Day falls on Friday, October 1st but events can be hosted throughout the month of October. 


The goal of Manufacturing Day is simple: to inspire and build the workforce pipeline.  Since 2015, Edge Factor has empowered 5700+ Rock MFG Day events with turnkey tools and high impact resources to engage live and virtual audiences. This year is no different! The team at Edge Factor have launched the 2021 Rock MFG Day kit to equip educators, business and workforce leaders with a collection of inspirational films, virtual workplace experiences, career and industry profiles, STEAM and soft skills on the job.


Until November 1, 2021, you will be able to host a live or virtual event and use these tools to highlight advanced manufacturing careers and showcase how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math come alive in manufacturing. Each day is dedicated to a specific focus within STEAM:


Day 1: Science 

Day 2: Technology

Day 3: Engineering 

Day 4: Art 

Day 5: Math 


Each day provides you with resources to inspire students with cinematic stories and films, help students explore career pathways, experience virtual workplaces, and prepare for their future career with videos on soft skills and of course, STEAM. It’s plug and play - which means you can use parts or all of the toolkit on each of the days, or all of the days!


Top 5 Reasons You Should Host an Event 

_Rock MFG Day Reason 4 Build Relationship Social Media

Over the last 5 years, Edge Factor has partnered with nearly 5700 organizations all across North America, to host MFG DAY events that inspire students, reach parents, and impact communities. From our experience in partnering on so many types of MFG DAY events, here are the top 5 reasons for hosting events:


1) Inspire students to pursue careers in manufacturing 


2) Reach parents at home and change antiquated perceptions of the industry 


3) Recruit new students to enroll in your manufacturing or skilled trades programs 


4) Build relationships with local businesses by asking them to participate and share info on what they do over a video conferencing call 


5) Raise awareness of your school, programs, and extracurricular programs (i.e. Skills USA or Canada teams)


_Rock MFG Day Reason 5 Raise Awareness Social Media

We understand that hosting an event is not easy! Planning and promoting your upcoming event, hosting a high impact stage or Keynote presentation, taking students on a tour, and trying to plan the logistics... It can become a bit overwhelming, especially for manufacturers who are not typically involved with event planning. That’s why we’ve created the FREE Rock MFG DAY Kit, and included everything you need to plan, promote, host, and follow up on your virtual or live MFG DAY event. It’s plug and play - which means you can use parts or all of the toolkit on each of the days, or all of the days!

What are you waiting for? Register today.

The Rock MFG Day Experience  is available for FREE until November 1, 2021.




The following industry and education leaders have partnered with Edge Factor to make the Rock MFG DAY Kit freely available: ABB, California Arts, Media & Entertainment, NTMA/ AMPED, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Mastercam, myBlueprint, National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC), National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), SME Education Foundation, and Women in Manufacturing


For Edge Factor Premium members only:

This kit will continue to be available for you all year! Don’t forget, if you are an educator you can assign this content for your Classes and Students to watch the media and answer quizzes. This Experience paired with the Industry “Student Directed Activities” are a great way to gain metrics and see your student responses too.


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