In celebration of MFG Day (Manufacturing Day) 2019 on Friday, October 4th, AAON, Inc. is hosting students from Tulsa MET High School and Webster School, in partnership with Youth Entrepreneurs, for tours as part of an effort to highlight the modern manufacturing sector, which is a vibrant and growing industry that offers diverse, high-paying career opportunities and future prospects for students.
MFG Day celebrations
MFG Day, an annual national event held in communities across the United States of America
MFG Day, an annual national event held in communities across the United States of America, is supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents and community members at open houses, plant tours and more places, in order to change perceptions of manufacturing and highlight the high-tech and innovative companies that are solving tomorrow’s challenges right now.
“These events, and the larger MFG Day initiative, allows manufacturing companies like ours to showcase what manufacturing is really about,” said Stephanie Vickers Cameron, Community Relations Administrator, AAON.
Inspiring next-gen workforce talent
She adds, “We are proud to highlight the innovative work we are doing in Tulsa and hope the tours today inspire the next generation of workforce talent to pursue a rewarding career in manufacturing.”
First held in 2012 by its founder, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, MFG Day is now organized by The Manufacturing Institute - the education and workforce partner of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Kick-off events and month-long initiatives
MFD Day features kick-off events around the US and a month-long initiative that gives country-wide manufacturers the opportunity to address the skills gap that they face and connect with future generations, along with taking charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensuring the ongoing prosperity of the industry as a whole.