PMA Partners with Edge Factor to Tackle Workforce Development

  Edge Factor Team   |     August 17, 2021 |   3 minute read
Presicion Metalforming Association partners with Edge Factor to tackle workforce development.

August 17, 2021 - The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)  is partnering with Edge Factor to empower companies, schools, and organizations across America to tackle workforce development! Together they are providing two free toolkits, filled with high impact media that showcases manufacturing stories, careers, technology and soft skills. These toolkits will be used in classrooms, homes, and at events like MFG DAY (Manufacturing Day) to inspire and prepare students and job-seekers to launch rewarding advanced manufacturing careers.


The ROCK MFG Day Experience and Apprenticeship Experience toolkits equip schools, companies, and workforce development leaders with a Keynote Presentation, “5 Days of STEAM” media, and practical “How to” Guides with step by step instructions and best practices on hosting virtual events and engaging classroom activities. 


With an ever growing need to build the workforce pipeline and fill the skills gap, there is no better time to recognize the opportunities that exist in manufacturing. Educators, parents, industry, and workforce leaders can register for these Experience toolkits to share free career exploration videos created by Edge Factor. With the “5 Days of STEAM”, these toolkits will reach into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math classrooms to showcase how these topics come alive in the exciting world of advanced manufacturing.


Each toolkit includes virtual field trips at companies called Virtual Workplace Experiences, Career Profile videos that show what a “day in the life” looks like in specific careers, short STEAM and Soft Skills videos, and a motivational Keynote Presentation featuring the Founder of Edge Factor, Jeremy Bout, and more. Thanks to our partners you don’t need to have an Edge Factor Premium membership to watch or share the media, you can register to gain free access today! 


Aligning Commitment to Improve Workforce Development


PMA’s mission is to shape the environment of the metalforming industry, leading innovative member companies toward superior competitiveness and profitability. Their commitment is to partner with hundreds of member companies and organizations to recruit, train and retain people of all backgrounds for manufacturing careers and help propel North America forward.


Edge Factor’s mission is to guide students and job-seekers through a career exploration journey from, "I have no idea what to do with my life!" all the way to launching a local training and career pathway.  The team members at Edge Factor often say, “We run with runners!”, and partnering with PMA demonstrates their commitment to creating, sustaining and retaining a robust manufacturing workforce. 


PMA is specifically partnering with Edge Factor on the following two 2021 Experiences: 


  1. Rock MFG DAY (Sept-October 2021) - October is Manufacturing Day/ Month and Edge Factor is providing the 2021 Rock MFG DAY kit for everyone to highlight the extraordinary world of advanced manufacturing. This toolkit will include resources to promote manufacturing careers and technology and showcase how STEAM comes alive in this industry.

  2. Apprenticeships (Nov-Dec 2021) - There are many training pathways that lead to successful careers - Apprenticeships offer incredible opportunities for students to gain real world skills and earn money while they learn! The Apprenticeships Experience will provide inspirational and informational tools for students and parents to discover the power of apprenticeship programs. 


Pre-Register Today! 





For Edge Factor Premium members:

This Experience will continue to be available for you all year! And don’t forget that 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.


Questions? Feedback? Contact us.

For more information on PMA, please visit  or email  Nichol Lopriore at . Visit our website for more information on Edge Factor or to book a demo, or email us


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