What’s made in North Carolina, makes North Carolina. We know that manufacturing businesses like yours are the backbone of our state’s economy. From consumer goods like furniture, tape, textiles and food to pharmaceuticals, construction and vehicle equipment, steel and more, the products created by your businesses fuel everything that happens in our state.
Yet even as manufacturing continues to innovate and evolve, the industry is hurting from a lack of skilled talent and outdated perceptions about manufacturing careers.
Manufacturing Day 2019 is this Friday, and more than 75 manufacturers across the state, including NC Chamber members, are opening their doors to challenge outdated stereotypes and showcase the limitless opportunities provided by careers in your field.
From tours of your facilities to roundtables in local community colleges, high schools and middle schools, there are lots of ways to increase awareness about advanced manufacturing careers. And increasing awareness is critically important – a 2016 survey found that less than 20% of parents would recommend a career in manufacturing to their child, and more than 50% of all respondents felt that manufacturing was not an exciting, challenging, or engaging profession.
Fortunately, we know differently—and that’s exactly what Manufacturing Day is all about. See which events are happening near you and learn more about Manufacturing Day here.
We’re proud to stand for North Carolina’s manufacturers and look forward to following all of this week’s exciting events!