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MFG Day 2020: Check out these events!

There are several MFG Day events taking place in October that are hosted by wood industry companies and featuring industry professionals! These events are specifically for students and teachers to attend to learn more about industry careers. Check them out and register ASAP! Wednesday, September 30, 2020 VIRTUAL, 12:00 NOON - 2:00 P.M. ET CERATIZIT USA's Virtual Event   Thursday, October 1, 2020 IN PERSON (Bassett, VA) 3:00 - 7:00 P.M. Bassett Furniture Industries - Explore Manufacturing and More!   Friday, October 2, 2020 VIRTUAL, sessions throughout the day SWM Presents MFG Day 2020 Virtual: Careers in the Wood Industry VIRTUAL, all day Mastercam Virtual MFG Day VIRTUAL, 8:00 A.M.[...]

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MFG Day 2019 is Friday, October 4

MFG Day is Friday, October 4, 2019 MFG Day ("Manufacturing Day") is a nation-wide campaign to strengthen student awareness of manufacturing career opportunities. This is your chance to open your doors, welcome students, and make a positive impact on career awareness (and your future employee pipeline)! Did you know... ...89% of students who attended MFG Day events are "more aware of manufacturing jobs in their communities" ...84% are "more convinced that manufacturing provides careers that are interesting and rewarding" ...64% are "more motivated to pursue careers in manufacturing" (source) How to Get Started Once you decide to host an event, publish it on the MFG Day website. Here are some additional resources to help[...]

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MFG Day is Less than One Month Away, Get Involved!

MFG Day 2018 is Friday, October 5. This is a national campaign to increase student awareness of the manufacturing industry and careers. In June, AWFS® hosted a webinar on “How to Host A MFG Day Event”, you can watch the webinar recording here. Over 1,100 events are registered on the MFG Day event throughout the US, including events at AWFS® member companies Dynabrade, Mastercam, Mereen-Johnson, Stiles, and Weyerhaeuser, along with numerous woodworking, cabinetmaking, and furniture manufacturing companies. If you aren’t able to host an event this year, consider attending an event, and encourage local students and teachers to attend as well. Many post-secondary and technical schools are hosting[...]

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Wood Industry Resource Collaborative to Spark Workforce Growth

Eleven wood industry associations are pleased to announce the formation of a coalition aimed primarily at perpetuating the long-term growth of the industry by sustaining an engaged workforce. Since its formative two-day brainstorming meeting in November 2017, the group has chosen to organize under the name Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC). Pronounced “Work,” the name does a great job maintaining the group’s mission and goals. The collaborative group is a consortium of trade associations, all related to the woodworking or the wood products manufacturing industry. The group’s purpose is to provide a collection of tools and solutions for the wood industry[...]

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