October is Manufacturing Month and many businesses and communities will hold Manufacturing Day/Week/Month celebrations during this time. MFG Day events allow manufacturers to connect with schools, teachers, and students to encourage the next generation to see the excitement in the world of manufacturing and promote skills development. This celebration of a key sector builds connections and creates networks that help manufacturing enter its next era.
Manufacturers don’t always have the time to put together the engaging MFG Day events that they’d like and, during a time like the COVID-19 pandemic, that difficulty is even greater. But here are events that are rallying with an online experience so even during the pandemic, you can still inspire the future generation and reinforce the pride your staff feel for the products they produce.
The benefits of celebrating Manufacturing Day (or Week or Month) are huge: changing the perceptions of manufacturing in a young audience’s eyes could influence the whole future of the industry. Ontario East and its workforce development partners support celebrations and initiatives that connect people with jobs!
3 MFG Day Events In Eastern Ontario
- Edge Factor connects students and job seekers with employers and introduces students to the career opportunities in the student’s region. If you’re looking for a way to keep the upcoming talent of eastern Ontario living and working within your area, and to keep students engaged in STEAM related careers, Edge Factor’s annual Rock MFG Day events offer many opportunities to inform students, educators, and communities of the many careers your region and its businesses have to offer. Discover Edge Factor’s Rock MFG Day offerings and mark your calendar for next year’s programming.
- The Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference is an October 22nd symposium that will feature the next generation of manufacturing leaders as guest speakers. The event is online and COVID-safe, and is open to students and job seekers to listen in and get inspired about their own manufacturing future skills.
- On November 17th-19th, Skills Ontario is hosting the 401 East Virtual Roundtables, where business owners can meet digitally with other manufacturing experts and discuss problems facing the industry and how to solve them: how to fill talent gaps, deal with recruitment headaches, reach the next generation of manufacturers, and how Skills Ontario can help.
Ontario East Connects Workforce Development Programs to Businesses
Eastern Ontario businesses have so much to offer the region, the province, and the world. One of the initiatives of Ontario East Talent Identification Support Program (OE-TISP) program is to identify career pathway building for communities to bring youth, business, and education opportunities together to promote careers in key sectors in eastern Ontario.
There are plenty of resources for manufacturers in eastern Ontario, and Ontario East can bring those resources right to your door.
Learn About the Work Being Done by OE-TISP
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