CT Manufacturers

Ways to Get Involved

CREATE A VIDEO

Record a 2-3 minute video showcasing your company, send it to us, and we will add it to the Virtual CT MFG Fair.

HOST AN EVENT

Join manufacturers around the country in celebrating modern manufacturing by hosting an MFG DAY event.

Tips & Ideas

GETTING READY FOR MFG DAY 2020?

A virtual experience doesn’t have to be perfect to make a strong impact! Click here to hear more tactical tips from Gael Tannenbaum, the producer of Made in America with Ari Santiago podcast.

Looking for more ideas? Hear from Connecticut employers and The Manufacturing Institute for inspiration about what you can do to engage with students, families, and educators this October.

PHOENIX MANUFACTURING

WEPCO PLASTICS

WESTMINSTER TOOL

THE MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE

NAM/MI Resources

Leverage the hashtags:
#MFGDAY20
#CreatorsWanted

Update your materials with the new MFG DAY logo

Proven Approaches

Modern manufacturing is cleanlean, and green! Inspire students and community members using NAM’s proven approaches to shift perceptions of manufacturing:

  • Tying careers to creativity
  • Linking careers to technology and how creators produce something tangible and real
  • Showing the range of entry points and paths to careers
  • Signaling demand and the rewards of manufacturing careers

Consider Your Messengers

  • Students see people at the start of their careers as ideal spokes-people for the industry
  • Company leaders and HR professionals are more persuasive for parents and teachers

Content Ideas

  • Stream an in-person event online
  • Host a fully virtual event
  • Play videos, share presentations
  • Use existing footage/repurposed content
  • Create a video tour
  • Conduct employee interviews

Platform Considerations

  • Budget
  • # of attendees
  • # of speaker locations
  • Registration wall
  • Level of interactivity
  • Platforms: Facebook Live, Instagram Live, GoToWebinar, Zoom, Virtual Classrooms

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