The EJ Basler Company is pumped to host 100 Leyden High School students for this year’s Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2, 2015. The students will be coming from East Leyden High School’s machine shop class. This is the fourth year in a row that we have been able to facilitate this event and every year the participates grow. Last year’s event resulted in three new interns that came to work with us this past summer. It is a core belief here at E. J. Basler, that the future of manufacturing lies in today’s youth. Can’t wait to #rockmfgday this year!
Here is some information about Manufacturing day from www.mfgday.com.
“WHAT is Manufacturing Day?
An annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers.
WHEN does Manufacturing Day happen?
Always officially celebrated on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day can be celebrated any day of the year when a manufacturer organizes an event to share what they do with their community. Each year the official calendar of events includes events that happen in nearly every month of the year.
WHERE do Manufacturing Day events occur?
Manufacturing Day events occur at manufacturing facilities and educational institutions across North America. Events in can be found on the Manufacturing Day website’s “Find an Event” page: www.mfgday.com/events. This events list is updated daily and can be searched by country, state/province, and city.
WHY is there a Manufacturing Day?
Modern manufacturing environments are commonly thought of as dark, dangerous factories designed for low-skilled workers. Manufacturing Day addresses this misperception by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing and precision machining really is today:
• Manufacturing is technologically advanced, with ample use of automation, 3-D printing, robots, and screen technology.
• The annual average salary of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000.
• Manufacturers have the highest job tenure in the private sector.
• 90 percent of manufacturing workers have medical benefits.
WHO should attend Manufacturing Day events?
Manufacturing Day events are meant for anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and who would like to know more about what happens in modern-day manufacturing facilities. Audiences include students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, and local communities in general.”