MFG Day 2021

Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day—Manufacturing Day—helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. As manufacturers seek to fill 4 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

This year, MFG Day also includes a strong emphasis on engaging digital and virtual events throughout the country. With manufacturing careers at the heart of some of the most impactful work being done in response to the pandemic we are excited to shine a spotlight on manufacturing careers.

If you’re hosting an event in Washington State - let us know marketing@impactwashington.org

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September 30 - 11:00 am-12:00 pm PDT
Manufacturing Day Celebration

On the eve of Manufacturing Day 2021, hear stories from three manufacturers who have effectively tapped Federal Government export assistance to achieve global market success. Federal agencies will also review resources available to your company. 

This webinar is part of a series coordinated by Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) partners from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Commercial Service, EXIM, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and Small Business Administration (SBA)

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October 1 - 9:00-10:00 am (PDT)
AJAC, Pexco Aerospace, West Valley High School: Pexco Aerospace Tour
Yakima, Washington

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC), Pexco Aerospace and West Valley High School will celebrate MFG Day 2021 with a tour of Pexco's aerospace manufacturing operations and a tour of AJAC's new Innovation Center at West Valley High School in Yakima.

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October 1 - 11:30 am-2:00 PM (PDT)
Western Washington University: Engineering Programs - Info and Q/A

WWU's Engineering and Design department will be providing info sessions and Q and A's for parents and students. WWU has Electrical and Computer Engineering, Plastics and Composites Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Industrial Design. Session 1 is from 11:30-12:30 and Session 2 is 1:00-2:00. These info sessions will be live broadcast using Zoom so that people can participate remotely. 

How To Join This Event | These info sessions will be live broadcast using Zoom so that people can participate remotely. The Zoom link is included in the registration link and here. https://wwu-edu.zoom.us/j/94547621274#success

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October 1- 10:00 - 11:30 am (PDT)
Introducing the AMSC Construction Trades Apprenticeship Preparation Certificate  | Press event and Program Launch 
Hosted by Edmonds Community College

Edmonds College and the Advanced Manufacturings Skills Center (AMSC) are thrilled to announce that we have a new pre-apprenticeship program starting this month. The 10-week long Construction Trades Apprenticeship Preparation Certificate is a supportive, hands-on program designed to help you improve your basic skills before applying to an apprenticeship program.

You are welcome to virtually join them for this press event and launch of the program. This program is brought to you by a partnership between Edmonds College, Sound Transit, City of Lynnwood, and others.

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October 1-8
Association of Washington Business: Manufacturing Week 2021

AWB’s annual Manufacturing Week bus tour and video series raises awareness of the role manufacturing plays in our state and supports the successful growth of our state’s manufacturing sector. It shines a spotlight on Washington’s makers, highlights the importance of manufacturing to the state’s economic recovery and calls attention to ways policy makers, economic development groups, chamber of commerce leaders and others can support manufacturers. 

Daily Highlight shows from each day of the tour will air October 1, 4-8 and 11 at MFGisWA.org and on social media.

This year’s bus tour will take place from October 1st through October 8th and we will be visiting the following areas:

  • Friday October 1 - South Sound | Manufacturing Day
  • Monday October 4 - Kitsap Peninsula
  • Tuesday October 5 - Seattle
  • Wednesday October 6 - Central Washington
  • Thursday October 7 - Spokane | Join the Manufacturing Summit! 11am-1pm at the Pavilion at Riverfront Park. Featuring keynote speaker Jessica O. Matthews – Innovating During Times of Uncertainty: Adapting Your Business for the New Normal. Moderator, Keva Sonderen, Co-President/Inside Sales & Marketing, Sonderen Packaging
  • Friday October 8 - Tri-Cities

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LEArn MORE About The Tour HERE          

October 5-6
Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce & HUB Sports Center | Unlock Your Future

Impact Washington is proud to be part of this inaugural event.  This event sponsored by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will provide an opportunity for middle school students to learn about career options that do not require a traditional 4-year college degree. Local employers from the Manufacturing, Construction, Trades and Medical industries have joined in to share information about their industry and potential careers with students. 

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October 7 - 10:00 - 11:30 am PDT
The Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center (AMSC) Virtual Tour | Q&A Presentation
Hosted by Edmonds Community College

 

The Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center of Edmonds College provides students with specific job skills training, as well as high-level, quality education for businesses, organizations, and individuals looking for training tailored to their particular interests or profession. The AMSC’s Advanced Aerospace Training courses provide students with practical high-tech skills needed for the current and future manufacturing environment. 

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October 7 - 11:00 am-12:00 pm PDT
Early-Stage Manufacturers

This webinar will explore the idea phase, commercialization, and global growth journey of early-stage manufacturers. It will feature small businesses who have effectively tapped federal government resources available to help identify export markets and international customers.

This webinar is part of a series coordinated by Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) partners from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Commercial Service, EXIM, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and Small Business Administration (SBA)

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October 10-17 
Seattle Made Week 2021
Hosted by Seattle Made


The 7th annual Seattle Made Week is just around the corner! Join them for a weeklong celebration of products made right here in Seattle and the talented people who make them. This year’s events include a Seattle Made pop-up shop, production space tours, tastings, and maker classes!

Many of the week’s events will coordinate with the products in either the Taste of Seattle Made or Seattle Made Wellness box. Buy a box and get access to an amazing array of curated products, then join us or tune-in throughout the week to hear stories from the factory floor, what inspires Seattle Made members, and so much more! 

Check out the schedule and mark your calendar now. Events being added weekly!

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October 12 - 10:00 - 11:30 am PDT
Edmonds College STEM Programs Hazel Miller Virtual Tour | Q&A Presentation
Hosted by Edmonds Community College

Last October, Edmonds College celebrated the opening of Hazel Miller Hall, a $54 million building dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; and Nursing to serve our future nursing and STEM students.Find out about Edmonds College's available STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) programs that take place on Main Campus. These include, but are not limited to Construction Management, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Materials Science Technology, and Mechatronics & Automation Technology. 

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October 14 - 10:00 - 11:30 am PDT
Manufacturing Career Trends in 2021- Industry Panel
Hosted by Edmonds Community College

Top representatives from aerospace, space, and marine manufacturing discuss the state of the manufacturing workforce, employment trends, and goals for the upcoming year. 

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October 14 - 11:00 am-12:00 pm PDT
Trade Finance Tools

This webinar will discuss finance challenges and solutions available to U.S. manufacturers. It will include a panel discussion with public- and private-sector partners about ways to ensure businesses have the working capital needed to fulfill sales orders as well as the export credit insurance needed to protect themselves against buyer nonpayment while also having the ability to offer favorable credit terms

This webinar is part of a series coordinated by Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) partners from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Commercial Service, EXIM, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and Small Business Administration (SBA)

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October 19 - 10:00 - 11:30 am PDT
The Facility Makerspace - Virtual Tour | Q&A Presentation
Hosted by Edmonds Community College

The Facility Makerspace offers our local community direct access to an 11,000sf Engineering Technology Shop with $2,000,000 of high tech equipment. Interested in CNC technology like laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC routers? Maybe you prefer more hands-on fabrication equipment in our metal shop, wood shop, and composites lab. From design thinking classes to equipment orientations you can get moving in just 2 hours. Welcome to your innovation sandbox with the tools, training, and community you need to turn your thoughts into things. 

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October 21 - 10-11:30 am PDT
Allegion PLC: Allegion Snoqualmie 2021 MFG Day Virtual Field Trip

Seattle-area students are invited to virtually attend Allegion's 2021 TGP MFG Day celebration. This "virtual field trip" will include live conversations with our plant leadership team as well as a look at our manufacturing facilities across the U.S., with information on jobs and technological advancements in manufacturing. An employee panel discussion will showcase different career paths, while an Allegion leader shares their journey from the manufacturing floor, too. We want to give students an inside look at how they can develop the skills needed to qualify for long-term careers in the essential and exciting manufacturing industry. Whether students are physically in the classroom this year or if they are e-learning, this will be an engaging, fun and educational virtual field trip. 

How To Join This Event: This event will be hosted via Microsoft Teams and a link is provided when you RSVP. For a request to register, please contact information. Jamie Holpuch at 317-8103-025 or jamie.holpuch@allegion.com

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VIRTUAL EVENT RSVP INFO HERE 

October 21 - 11:00 PDT
Supply Chain

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) will facilitate a discussion on supply chain solutions for SME manufacturers. Learn how your company improve operations, reduce costs, and mitigate risk through effective supply chain management! 

This webinar is part of a series coordinated by Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) partners from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Commercial Service, EXIM, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and Small Business Administration (SBA)

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October 21 - 10:00 - 11:30 am PDT
Embracing the Future Manufacturing Workforce - Industry Panel
Hosted by Edmonds Community College

As we rebuild our manufacturing industry in the wake of COVID-19, employers are finding strength in a workforce made up of underserved populations. The industry is welcoming People of Color, women, and people with disabilities more than ever before. This partnership between industry and diverse communities benefits everyone involved.

In this panel, the panel will discuss the outstanding opportunities that come with changing the makeup of the workforce, strategies for integrating diverse communities into the industry, and the challenges that we will have to overcome to make sure that we can all grow and thrive together

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October 25 - 10:00-11:30 PDT
The Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center Virtual Tour | Q&A Presentation
Hosted by Edmonds Community College

Do you need a new, rewarding, and high-wage career ASAP? The Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center is industry focused and responsive to workforce needs. They are committed to providing innovative and relevant programs of study for present and future aerospace workers that meet the demands of the fast-paced aerospace industry.

The WATR Center offers five unique short-term aerospace certificates of certification, preparing students for their new career in JUST 12 WEEKS.

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October 28 - 11:00 am-  12:00 pm PDT 
Celebrando el Mes de la Manufactura

This Spanish-language webinar, in collaboration with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), will feature Hispanic-owned manufacturers sharing their export success stories. It will also include federal agency representatives outlining export promotion resources.

This webinar is part of a series coordinated by Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) partners from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Commercial Service, EXIM, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and Small Business Administration (SBA)

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VIRTUAL EVENT REGISTER HERE