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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.

National Manufacturing Day - October 2, 2015

North Carolina is aligning its manufacturing awareness efforts with the national Manufacturing Day on October 2, 2015. Go to to see all of the events happening in your area on or around October 2.

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 2 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.

NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Careers Awareness Week - April 3-9, 2016

This year the NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Careers Awareness Week will be April 3-9, 2016. Expect to see open houses across the state, with with the most activities on Tuesday, April 5.

* Calendar of all 2016 Events *

Planning Meetings via Webinar

Planning meetings are open to the public.

Registration for future meetings, as well as notes, presentation materials, etc. from our past planning meetings.

Add an Event

Add an event to the NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Careers Awareness Week Calendar

Contact Chris or Bob to get permission to add an event.

Participating Colleges

Contact information for participating Community Colleges

Promotional Materials

Manufacturing Awareness Week Flyer
NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Careers Awareness Week promotional flyer/poster. (PDF 231kb)

Two copies on a 8.5" x 11" paper. Print, then cut the page in half.

National Manufacturing Day website - October 2, 2015
National Manufacturing Day - NC Site

NCWorks Apprenticeship contacts (pdf 86kb) - They can help you promote apprenticeships and help you attract businesses.

Industrial Extension Service contacts (pdf 46kb) - They can help you attract businesses to your open house or other event.

NC Manufacturing in the News

Many news stories on our School-to-Career News page relate to Manufacturing in North Carolina.

Partners and Other Links

We are partnering with the NC Science Festival to help promote the many activities occurring during NC Manufacturing Awareness Week.
NC Science Festival logo

The Manufacturing Makes It Real Network a program of the NCSU Industrial Extension Service.
Manufacturing Makes It Real Network logo

Manufactured in North Carolina is a website where all manufacturers in North Carolina are listed.

The North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance
North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance logo

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 2015 Manufacturing week.


–>Manufacturing Week home page

If you have any questions, please contact Bob or Chris