Macomb County is coordinating its fourth annual celebration of MFG Day on Oct 6, 2017. Last year, thanks to the willingness of 53 great companies to get involved, more than 1,700 high school students visited plants and learned about career opportunities.
Macomb County’s effort is made possible by a dedicated planning committee of area leaders from industry, education and government.
Ready to host a tour on Oct 6 2017?
Friday, October 6, 2017
Macomb County plans to celebrate MFG Day in a big way and we need your help!
Manufacturing Day (www.MFGDay.com) is a national celebration of modern manufacturing and the great careers it offers. Our goal is to help manufacturers inspire the next generation of our workforce to consider a career in this industry. This year, our goal is to provide an opportunity for 1,700 high school students to visit area plants where they will see manufacturing in action and meet people who make things. Will you help?
We need host sites that are willing to offer a guided tour(s) for up to 30 students and the teachers or guidance counselors that will supervise them.
This is your opportunity to let the next generation of our workforce know that interesting and rewarding jobs await them. Host sites may choose to offer a morning tour and/or an early afternoon tour. A tour lasts from 90-120 minutes. Suggested activities include:
Welcome/Safety Rules/Meet our Company for the entire group – this is a great time for company leaders to talk about what the company does, who they hire and what they offer for employees, especially if there are programs in place to help employees advance.
Develop three sub-tours that highlight different work areas and careers (including “front office” staff) so that students can rotate through each. This allows for smaller, more manageable groups of ten.
Provide opportunities for students to interact with employees who are enthusiastic about their jobs as well as a chance to see “product life cycle” in action.
Are you ready to sign up? Please complete our commitment form and someone will be in touch soon.
SAVE the DATE! Orientation Breakfast on September 14 so that host sites can meet in person with school contacts to finalize plans for a successful tour. Details to follow.
2017 SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION:
MFG Day in Macomb County is made possible through the support of many community partners. Aside from educators who organize school trips and the forward-thinking manufacturers who open their doors, we also rely on sponsorship dollars to offset the expenses associated with this event.
Budgeted expenses include offering reimbursement to district for bus travel, t-shirts for every student, banners for host sites and other promotional materials as well as the costs associated with hosting the subsequent “Careers in Manufacturing” expo planned at Macomb Community College’s Sports & Expo Center on Dec. 6, 2017.
Company profile featured on MacombBusiness.com and ManufactureMyFuture.com with a link to your website
Company logo to prominently included on t-shirts to be distributed to 2,100 MFG Day participants
Among the first to be acknowledged as a sponsor in all related press releases about the event
Company profile prominently displayed in program materials for participants and their families
Big Supporter: $1,000
Company logo featured on MacombBusiness.com and ManufactureMyFuture.com with a link to your website
Company logo printed on t-shirts that to be distributed to participants
Sponsorship acknowledgement in all related press releases
Company logo included in program materials for participants and their families
Company name acknowledged on MacombBusiness.com and ManufactureMyFuture.com
Company name acknowledged in program materials which will be distributed to participants and their families
To learn more or commit to offering financial support for MFG Day, please contact:
Macomb County Planning & Economic Development
2017 MFG Day Host Sites (to date):
AIM Computer Solutions
Axalta Coating Systems
Coe Press Equipment Corporation
Complete Prototype Services
Diversified Manufacturing & Assembly
Dominion Technologies Group
Eclipse Mold, Inc
Faurecia - Frasure
Flex-n-gate Forming Technologies
Ford - Romeo Engine Plant
Fori Automation, Inc.
Futuramic Tool & Engineering
General Motors - Warren Transmission
Global Advanced Products
Industrial Technology Services
JAC Products, INC
KUKA Systems North America
Liberty Cast Systems
MEC, a GroupeSTAHL Company
Midstates Industrial Group
Mitsubishi Chemical Performance
Magna PowerTrain - Sterling Hts
National Bronze Mfg
Proper Group International
PTI Engineered Plastics
STAHLS' ID Direct, a GroupeSTAHL company
Tarus Products, Inc.
Triumph Gear Systems
Universal Tool Equipment and Controls