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Tools for Teachers on MFG Day

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Tools for Teachers on MFG Day – October 5th, 2018

Colton, CA – Manufacturing is changing and the need for workers is growing. With advanced manufacturing offering careers related to computerized plants, robotics, and 3-D printing, teachers and parents may need materials and information to present an up-to-date view of what a career in manufacturing is like.

Have you thought about a Career in Manufacturing? Download this guide from CMTC.

Friday, October 5 is National Manufacturing Day. It’s a day when manufacturers, colleges, and training centers, across the nation, open their doors for students to learn about manufacturing careers. Visiting factories make a great field trip, but if you are unable to visit one of those locations, the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire suggests that there are materials available online that will help you learn more about manufacturing.

At the official website, there is a Teachers’ Guide with a 44-page PDF Toolkit to help teachers, parents and students explore different careers.

Visit to find out more. The toolkit includes a number of activities for students to increase their knowledge about the industry. It’s recommended for grades 6-12.

Manufacturing careers include design, engineering, and even the business side of the industry. There are opportunities for all interests. Manufacturing also offers high pay and opportunity for career advancement. Teaching students, including young grade school level children, that they can have jobs where they make things with their hands, gives many kids hope about the future.

Interested in a virtual event? Visit for virtual events and additional information.

If you are able to attend, the website also shows locations that will be open for tours on Friday. Many locations have pre-registration requirements. If you want to take a class to visit a plant, and are unable to do so this year, start planning now for MFG Day-2019 which will be on October 4, 2019. Watch the website for more information.

The Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE) is a non-profit organization that promotes education about manufacturing topics to students, parents, teachers, manufacturers and prospective employees. Visit for more information on our events including the Manufacturers Summit which will be held February 13-14, 2019, at the Riverside Convention Center.

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