Manufacturing Day

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 Skilled Trades Programs at Oakland Community College

 Manufacturing Day 2021

​Oakland County is again hosting a virtual Manufacturing Day event for high school students and teachers across the region.  Please join us on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, to obtain an inside look at advanced manufacturing.  Groups of students will be assigned to an online tour and interactive discussion with one of ten participating Oakland County manufacturers.
Last year, more than 900 people participated in Manufacturing Day, exceeding our expectations and reminding us that interest in manufacturing is as strong as ever.
This is a great introduction to manufacturing jobs, educational requirements, entry-level opportunities and what it takes to succeed – directly from professionals in the field, including seasoned veterans and younger employees who are learning from them. 

NEWS RELEASE - One Thousand Students To Participate In Seventh Annual Oakland County Manufacturing Day Will Join Online From Their High Schools

 2021 Virtual Tour Hosts

Atlas Copco
Brose North America
Encore Automation
FANUC America
Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering
Prefix Corp.
Wenzel America
Hirotec America
3-Dimensional Services Group

 Student Feedback

​“Your virtual Manufacturing Day was a great alternative to the in-person experience, still quite informative and influential.  Thank you.”

“The presenters did a great job.  They definitely covered all the questions I had and I learned a lot.”

“This event was clear, well-paced, interesting, organized and great for students and educators.”

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 What is Manufacturing Day?


​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!


  • 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
  • Debunk common misconceptions about manufacturing


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 Oakland County Manufacturing Day 2020

2020's Manufacturing Day was another success!  700 students visited eight companies online to get an inside look at advanced manufacturing, the jobs available and what it takes to succeed.  Below are links to the videos produced by some of the virtual tour hosts.

 Manufacturing Day 2020 - Company Videos Playlist

​Looking for more information on in-demand careers in advanced manufacturing
and skilled trades? 
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