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.

NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Careers Awareness Week - April 12-18, 2015

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 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 Manufacturing Awareness Week Calendar

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

Participating Colleges

Contact information for participating Community Colleges

Promotional Materials

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.

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.

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