We are a group of concerned educators, manufacturing companies, and community leaders working together to ensure a future pipeline of workers needed as the advanced-manufacturing industry continues to grow in North Carolina. We need to raise the awareness of advanced-manufacturing occupations especially for students who are in the process of choosing their future career.
North Carolina is aligning its manufacturing awareness efforts with the national Manufacturing Day on October 3, 2014. Go to mfgday.com to see all of the events happening in your area on or around October 3.
NC Industrial Extension Service is the lead for Manufacturing Day in North Carolina. Visit their Manufacturing Day website.
Businesses and colleges who wish to hold an event on or around October 3 should go here to register your event.
Schools and anyone wishing to attend an event should go here to see all of the events in North Carolina. Check back often, since events are still being added to the list. If you are close to the state border, on that same web page you can look at the events in other states as well. Virtual events are listed at the bottom of the list. You connect to these through the Internet.
NOTE: Be sure to check each event's specific requirements for registration, age limitations, clothing (shoes), etc.
North Carolina has expanded Manufacturing Awareness Week to include all STEM careers. This year the career awareness week will be April 12-18, 2015. Expect to see open houses across the state, with with the most activities on Tuesday, April 14.
Planning meetings are open to the public.
Registration for future meetings, as well as notes, presentation materials, etc. from our past planning meetings.
Contact information for participating Community Colleges
National Manufacturing Day website
National Manufacturing Day - NC Site
Industrial Extension Service contacts (docx 70 kb) - They can help you attract businesses to your open house or other event.
Many news stories on our School-to-Career News page relate to Manufacturing in North Carolina.
We are partnering with the NC Science Festival to help promote the many activities occurring during NC Manufacturing Awareness Week.
The Manufacturing Makes It Real Network a program of the NCSU Industrial Extension Service.
Manufactured in North Carolina is a website where all manufacturers in North Carolina are listed.
The North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance
Advanced Manufacturing Competency Model - developed through a collaborative effort involving the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and leading industry organizations.
Manufacturing Career Cluster with job projections and wages for North Carolina
Links to Manufacturing articles and videos
Information about our Spring 2014 Manufacturing week.
>Manufacturing Week home page
If you have any questions, please contact Bob or Chris