Manufacturing Day

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What is Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day in Oakland County is a celebration of modern manufacturing - an opportunity for students to get a firsthand look at what today’s engineers, technicians and other staff do each day at advanced manufacturing facilities across the region.

This year’s event takes place on Friday, October 5, 2018.  Companies across the county will open their doors to students, teachers and counselors to highlight the technologies and careers in the new world of advanced manufacturing.  Students from the County’s four Oakland Schools Technical Campuses and local high schools will tour more than 20 leading manufacturers in the region for a close look at their operations.  

Manufacturing Day is a great opportunity to explore many career options, plus hear directly from working professionals about what they do and the skills needed.  The goal is to inspire our next generation of workers to explore advanced manufacturing here in Detroit.  This is the fourth time Oakland County has participated in the event, which grows bigger every year. 


​See what modern manufacturing really looks like and explore your career options by touring a facility with the latest equipment.  Experience firsthand the exciting technologies and speak with people that love what they do.  Get answers to your questions, among them: how do I get started working at a place like this?  What classes should I study?  What do you like about your job here?  And many more!

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INSPIRE students to pursue careers in manufacturing and skilled trades

INFORM students, parents, teachers and counselors of the great jobs available in manufacturing

IMPROVE the public image of manufacturing overall

DEBUNK common misconceptions about manufacturing
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Ask your teacher or counselor how to participate this year!


Oakland County would like to thank the following participating firms who inspired students and gave tours of their facilities on National Manufacturing Day in 2017:

AAM - Auburn Hills Manufacturing | ABB Inc | Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly Systems LLC | Automation & Modular Components | BEHCO-MRM | Berkley Screw Machine Products, Inc. | BorgWarner | Brose North America | Comau | Cosma Body Assembly Michigan | DASI Solutions | DENSO | Encore Automation | Fata Automation Inc | Ferndale Laboratories Inc | FRIMO Inc | Garden Fresh Gourmet | General Motors: Global Propulsion Systems - Pontiac Engineering Center | GKN | Gonzalez Production Systems | Hirata Corporation of America | Hirotec America Inc | Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering | Inductoheat Inc | Kawasaki Robotics (USA) Inc | Lear Corporation | Magna International | Mahindra Automotive North America | Moeller Aerospace | Moeller Precision Tool | MPD Welding Inc | Roechling Automotive | Total Door | Wenzel America Ltd

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